Quick Idea: Metal Bracelet: Vikings
are known for using varied types of metals and also for wearing jewelry
– both women and men.
605-1 Coins: Coins were
a means of trading and were made from various metals. Often Runic symbols
were embossed into the surface.
605-2 Weathervane: Carved weather vanes were mounted on the front
of long boats as a navigational aid. Many times they were in the shape
of a sea animal.
605-3 Viking Longboat: The
Vikings sailed in ships known as longboats. They were known for their
sleek and stylish look. These ocean going vessels were propelled by
sails and oars.
605-4 Helmet: Defensive equipment such as a helmet was very important
since the Vikings often fought hand to hand. Helmet design varied from
a simple iron mask with a riveted nose guard to more elaborate styles.
605-5 Runic Bracelet: Runic writings were carved in stone, bone,
horn wood, and on metal and coins. These inscriptions often contain
information about a person, such as their voyages, family, wealth and
talents. The word “rune” comes from a Gothic word meaning