VIKING SILVER--Some hoards also contained silver ingots- large bars of silver formed by melting looted silver coins and jewelry. These bars could be used to create new coins, weighed as payment for some goods or fashioned into Viking jewelry
‘The helmet is found in Vendel, Uppland. It is a crested helmet with a high bronze crest in the shape of a bird or a dragon. Once it belonged to a man from a powerful dynasty, dated to the century. He was buried in a boat with his valuable.