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Glass beads found at the Norse cemetery at Island Bridge

Analysis of early medieval glass beads – Glass in the transition period

REPLICA from Birkas' Black Earth.


Holger Arbman - Photographic plate from Birka I.

Viking era tiny glass beads. Most of them were centrated to a small area below the tortoise brooches, and could have been part of an embroidery. There are ca 360 beads in the picture, but the original find contained more than 460 beads. (Source: "Från Gästrikland 1965"). Find from Järvsta, Gästrikland, Sweden.

Intact handle in 3 pieces of bag found in Birkas main harbour at the maritime museums excavation 2014

Viking jewellery Haithabu museum 2016

Bergen museum