In traditional Africa, helmets were used not only as protection, but also to show status or rank. They can be carved from wood, cast in bronze or woven and embellished with horns, symbolic forms, cloth, cowries, metal strips and beads.
A viking sword C950-1050 Ad, this was found in Hungary about 5 years ago. It is of the highest quality with gold and silver inlay on the blade , pommel and guard.
The combination of an (unfullered?) lenticular blade and the unusual (for the West) hemispherical pommel, may indicate a Roman influence or manufacture of this blade. A hallmark of Varangian weapons is the combination of Norse and Roman design elements. The Type R (spherical) pommel and its variants are signatures of Roman swords even well into the 15th Century CE. 60.5cm blade. 7th century CE.
A penny of the Viking ruler Anlaf Sihtricsson, who ruled York from 941-44 and 948-52. The obverse depicts a 'triquetra' symbol and the reverse a triangular standard and the name of the moneyer, Farman.
PRE-VIKING DOUBLE-BLADED THROWING AXEHEAD 6th-7th century AD An iron twibil axehead comprising a vertical socket and flanking pelta-shaped blades; the socket with vertical incised lines to each face and dentilled edges; the blades each with curved edge and three regularly placed ring-and-dot inlaid bronze motifs; mounted on a custom-made stand. 792 grams, 18cm including stand (7"). Very fine condition. Very rare.
"In a cultivated field in southern Gotland, besides some 20 Arabic coins and some pieces of Viking jewelry, we found a pendant depicting the God Oden, made of silver or bronze, dated to around 600 AD. The figure is about 4 cm high, have two holes on the side so you can use it as a pendant. The figure is obviously the Viking god Oden."