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Viking rune stone, Upplands, Sweden - ca. 11th century. Rune stones began as a Christian tradition among Danish vikings, but spread and intensified in fashion in Sweden.

Casting mould. Soapstone. The mould was probably used for casting dress pins using an overlay technique. Dress pins of this kind were usually gilded with silver or gold. Björkö, Adelsö, Uppland, Sweden. SHM 8139:7