A replica of a helmet from Valsgarde in Sweden from the century, prior to the traditional Viking period. The 'mail' was a supposed protection against the axe or sword against the warrior and it worked many times.
This type of padlock had a U-shaped bolt which was held in the lock by a leaf spring attached to one arm. At one end of the case is a key hole. The bolt was released in the manner shown, allowing the lock to open.
Brooch, Vendel Copper alloy with gilding; cm) This brooch is from the Vendel period in Swedish history, which precedes the Viking age. Abstractly designed small brooches like these were fashionable until Viking oval brooches replaced them.