This is a replica of a disc fibula found in Birka, it is decorated in the braiding of the Borre style. The fibula is made of bronze and has a diameter of 2,9 cm.
During the 8th to 10th century Birka was one of the most important trade centres in Northern Europe. It's favourable location (near modern day Stockholm) was ideal for trade with Norway, Denmark and the Baltic sea regions like Novgorod and even Byzantium. Archaeological excavations revealed more than 3000 Viking burials. The place was famous for it's Rusvik (Russian Viking) culture. Birka was also the place where the ting was hold.
Diameter: 2.9 cm;
Based on a historic original: yes;
Transport weight (grams): 50 *
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.