This Viking Buckle holds a hefty weight to it and has maintained its beautiful, clear definition around the edges.
Seafaring Vikings first appeared in Russia during the 6th century as mere traders, not conquerors. Many that resided and traded in Russia came from Birka and Gotland (now Sweden) and were known as the “Rus.” They settled near major Russian rivers like the Volga where they set up trading posts to trade walrus tusks, fur and slaves captured in the forests for Arabic spices, gems and silks.
Ancient Viking Buckle
6th - 8th century
Northern Russia near the White Sea
Size: 1.44 x 1.44 x .13 inches
Weight: .35 oz.