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Viking Age

A Viking Age colour palette + bit of info on the dyes. And here's a text only page with a great list of dyes definitely and probably used: www.cs.vassar.edu... And some local colour variations, eg purple in Ireland.

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Late Anglo-Saxon period. The ring is of a type that is associated with the Vikings, and was popular during the 9th and 10th centuries AD.

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Silver Viking pendants from Gotland and Eastern Viking areas, with curved crystal lens that can be used for starting fires in strong sunlight...

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from The Independent

Sapphire ring 'belonged to Anglo-Saxon or Viking royalty'

Anglo-Saxon/Viking era ring, found near York. Beautiful.

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Viking Double Plaited Gold Ring, Sweden (800 - 1100)

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The Dover Saxon Ring, c.550AD. A magnificent and important Anglo Saxon Gold ring. Found in a Saxon rubbish layer near Market Street in 1972 by the CIB Archaeological Rescue Corps, during excavations for the York Street dual carriageway. The ring has a garnet stone set in a gold quatrefoil bezel and is decorated with gold wire and granulated gold. It is one of the best Saxon rings ever found in England and probably belonged to a senior member of the court of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Kent.

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Members of Uppsala Viking society in beautiful homemade authentic Viking clothing and accessories. Uppsala, Sweden, 13/05/2011.

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from Telegraph.co.uk

Ancient boundaries are the strongest

GENETIC BOUNDARIES: 'A pioneering study into [Britain's] genetic heritage ... shows that up to 40 per cent of [British] DNA may be from Germanic ancestors, and not the Vikings, thanks to the Anglo-Saxon migrations in 450-600AD. The project, carried out by Oxford University, is particularly interesting because it would seem that this genetic make-up bears out those old traditions and clichés about how [people] relate to each other. So the age-old rivalries between Devon and Cornwall – take…

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