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Gold bracteate, Viking, Migration period, c300-700. Artist: Werner Forman

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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Image Aliases

  1. 0700000410
  1. 110VI0655b
  1. 2-330-220
  1. 2330220

Maximum Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 3525x3011
File Size : 31096kb

Image Information

Creator
  1. Werner Forman, attributed to: : Photographer
Medium
  1. Photograph
Picture Type
  1. Object
Geographic Hierarchy
  1. World
  2. --- Europe
  3. ------ Sweden
  1. 62 00 00 N , 015 00 00 E

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