In the workshop of the Viking Age goldsmith

Gold- and silverwork at Borgeby in Scania, southern Sweden

By Torbjörn Brorsson

During the 1970's it was suggested that Borgeby was the location of a royal Viking Age fortress (trelleborg). There is no archaeological evidence thereof, except a possible mintage from early 11th century. An excavation in the courtyard 1993 yielded a small number of artefacts. Despite their paucity, careful and detailed registration and scientific analyses produced a unique discovery. The presence of inter alia a goldsmith's workshop with several finds of metal craft was confirmed. This article contains all of the Viking Age find material from the excavation in the courtyard during 1993.


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