Gold bracteate, Viking, Migration period, c300-700. Artist: Werner Forman
2-330-220 - Werner Forman Archive/Statens Historiska Museum, Stockholm/Heritage Images
Gold bracteate, Viking, Migration period, c300-700. Found in Ulusunda, Uppland, Sweden. Worn on the chest suspended from the neck as a magical amulet, bracteates were modelled on the Roman medallion and were used as means of cementing political alliances. A horse-like creature, a figure, probably Odin, and apotropaic runes were usually depicted. From the Statens Historiska Museum, Stockholm.
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- Werner Forman, attributed to: : Photographer
- 62 00 00 N , 015 00 00 E
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