Jewellery, coins, and precious objects: Individual objects were made to a very high artistic standard. Wealth, status, and taste were displayed by jewellry and dress accessories. Garments were fastened with decorated disc brooches or dress pins. Bones or metal buckles and strap-ends adorned leather belts and straps. Finger-rings and bracelets were fashioned both from everyday and from costly materials. Precious metals and coins were used in commerce and exchange. Coin dies, and die impressed strips are rare finds because the minting of coins was a carefully controlled activity. Coins from Europe, Scandinavia, and as far away as Samarkand in Uzbekistan illustrate the wide trading network in which Jorvik operated. :: display at the Jorvik Center. For more information about the Jorvik Viking Center, visit www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=3458 (expected publication July 2012). Jorvik Viking Center - ExplEriThomas Baurley - (c) 2012 - technogypsie.com.
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