Viking Key, Skane

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  • Material: Bronze
  • Size: 50 x 35 mm
  • Diameter of hole: 8 mm
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Bronze key based on an original find in Skåne, Sweden, dated to the 800s. Several similar keys have been found in Scandinavia, usually in female graves. One of the ways to display the strong position of a married woman during the Viking Age was through her keys to the house and storages. Keys were hung visibly on her outfit, often together with a small knife, or a pair of scissors. 

Product number: 2726
The fact that keys belonged to a woman's outfit can be read in the Edda. When Thor is dressed up as a bride during the plot to retrieve his hammer from the Giants, he is given a "rattling set of keys".

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