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Viking Silk Cap 900AD - 999AD  This silk cap is more than 1,000 years old.  It is one of the most unusual and interesting objects found during the Coppergate excavations.  Silk must have been an exotic material in 10th Century Britain.  Lots of other scraps of silk were also found on the site which suggests that production of high-quality clothing one of the many trades on the busy street.  It also means that the Vikings of York were trading over huge distances.

Viking Silk Cap - found in York in Britain, the city the Vikings called Yorvik. It is one of the most unusual and interesting objects found during the Coppergate excavations. Silk must have been an exotic material in Century Britain.

Photo of the Original Oseberg 149 chest taken by Sharon Turvey

Photo of the Original Oseberg 149 chest taken by Sharon Turvey

This helmet was discovered in a ship burial from Valsgarde in Sweden, c. 7th century AD

‘Sigurd’s Helmet.’ An artifact found in a pre-Viking gravesite in Sweden, it represents the mortal hero Sigurd (from the Volsunga saga from Iceland, but also known as Siegfried), a favorite of Odin and a great warrior.

Stadtgeschichte Foto: Institut für Realienkunde des Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit, Peter Böttcher. Courtesy of Museum Lauriacum.

Stadtgeschichte Foto: Institut für Realienkunde des Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit, Peter Böttcher. Courtesy of Museum Lauriacum.

David and Goliath shield, wood and painted leather, mid-to-late 15th century (Musée de Cluny, Paris)

Crossbowman SHield: David and Goliath shield, wood and painted leather, mid-to-late century (Musée de Cluny, Paris)

scudo romano

Etruscan-Roman Shield - "The winged sun is a symbol associated with divinity, royalty and power in the Ancient Near East (Egypt, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, and Persia" - wikipedia)