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If I can talk to you and not be judged, reblog this.

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art-of-swords:

Colichemarde Sword

  • Dated: 18th century
  • Culture: French
  • Measurements: overall lenght 40 1/4”; blade lenght 33 1/4”

An example dating from mid to late 1700s, mounted with a thrusting blade of triangular section with broadened reinforced lower area, showing traces of worn etched decorations on both sides. The sword has a large solid silver hilt with two silver hallmarks on the inner branches of the guard.

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rusalke:

Idols in Tolyatti

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coolkenack:

This is for everyone who wants a Viking funeral. These are actual Viking miniature ships for your ashes. Cool….Check out the website.

http://www.scattering-ashes.co.uk/products-page/handmade-viking-longboat-urn/

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art-of-swords:

Ottoman Jade-Hilted and Gem-Set Dagger & Scabbard

  • Dated: 19th Century
  • Place of Origin: Turkey
  • Medium: steel, jade, silver, gold

The straight steel blade comes with central ridge, wholly decorated with gold gilt inscriptions and varied motifs. The waisted dark-green jade hilt has carved flutes, while the pommel is embellished with openwork silver set with gemstones. The engraved silver scabbard is adorned with cabochon and faceted gemstones to one side of the scabbard.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Islamic Arts

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archaicwonder:

Medieval Gold Hart Signet Ring, 15th century

The surname Hart (or le Hart, Harte, Hartman, etc.) is of medieval origin and derives from the frequent use in this period of nicknames that give a punning allusion. The nickname ‘hart’ comes from the pre-7th century ‘heorot’ and would suggest that the bearer is fleet of foot. Such gold rings were most likely not worn directly on the flesh of a finger but rather would have habitually been worn over a leather glove by a member of the nobility and probably reserved for wear on important social or ceremonial occasions.

This is a substantial finger ring with D-section hoop shoulders decorated with diagonal scrolling bands, the concave portions ornamented with five-petaled pansies and foliage, expanding shoulders; the circular bezel bearing the cut signet seal design of a hart (stag) couchant with large antlers, collared and chained with a three-petaled lily with leaves in the field each side, with black letter ‘ht’ monogram below being a punning abbreviation of the name Hart.

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medievalistsnet:

A look at Viking age burial practices in Scandinavia. ~S

Death as an architect of societies Burial and social identity during the Viking Age in South-western Scania

Franciszek Satalecki

Lunds University Department of Archaeology and Ancient History: Master Thesis in Archaeology – ARKM21, Spring Semester (2014)

Abstract

In this thesis I explore the subject on how burial was used by Viking Age population of South-western Scania to express their social identity. As opposed to most earlier research concerning Viking Age burials I utilise regional, mourner-centred and practice-based approach. I am following observations conducted for burials in Denmark by J. Ulriksen (2011), focused on traces of deposition of burned and unburned human remains in the grave fills, the practice of opening the burial and tracing the intersection and overlays of the graves…