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Some of the Lewis Chessmen may not have been chessmen at all according to new research. The 12th and 13th century gaming pieces which were discovered in Uig on the Isle of Lewis in 1831 are considered to be Scotland’s most renowned archaeological find

ome of the Lewis Chessmen may not have been chessmen at all according to new research. The and century gaming pieces which were discovered in Uig on the Isle of Lewis in 1831 are considered to be Scotland’s most renowned archaeological find.

Germany. c. 980 - c. 1150. Steel or iron. Long. Total: 95.3 cm. Long. Blade: 82.2 cm, width.: 5.1 cm, Weight: 1,195 kg. Shaped knob "Brazil nut". Wallace Collection A457

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Gold finger-ring formed from four tightly twisted gold rods, tapering slightly towards their ends; these are hammered together to form a narrow oblong band, which is flat and plain. the rods consist of two plain thick ones alternating, in the twist, with two thin ones, which had been individually twisted first. in worn condition. Evidence of 3 nicks. 10th-11th cent.  England.  Photo credit - British Museum

“Finger-ring, gold, Gold finger-ring formed from four tightly twisted gold rods, tapering slightly towards their ends; these are hammered together to form a narrow oblong band, which is flat and plain. the rods consist of two plain thick.

Norman banners

Pennons and Standards from the Bayeux tapestry. "In all, thirty-seven pennons borne on lances by various knights are represented in the Bayeux tapestry, and of these twenty-eight have triple points, whilst others have two, four or five.

Hastings

William Duke of Normandy’s historic victory over the Saxon army of King Harold on October leading to the conquest of England and the eventual replacement of the Anglo-Saxon dominated society by a Norman French

Replica of a Viking Long House (Interior). Hmmm? Maybe, I could have lived comfortably.

Replica of a Viking Long House (Interior). The kettle was added to from time to time with what they had or the men of the house brought home. There were no schools for along time: language, writing, variety of life were minimal.

Anglo-Saxon or Anglo-Scandinavian 'Knotwork Pellet-and-Cross' Tongue-Shaped Strap End Silver-gilt, 10.41 grams, 33.52 mm. 10th-11th century AD. A thick, cast strap end with decorative elements in high relief. The design comprises a cross with central boss, between the arms of which are four similar bosses within semicircles.  Similar D-shaped strap ends are a Late Saxon development influenced by contemporary Scandinavian fashions.;

Anglo-Saxon or Anglo-Scandinavian 'Pellet-and-Cross' Tongue-Shaped Strap End 020290