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All photos are from:

1) Viking Antiquities in Great Britain and Ireland Parts III, IV,V (1940) and Part VI (1954) Oslo: H. Aschehoug & Co. (VAGBI) or

2)The Crosses and Culture of Ireland by Arthur Kingsley Porter (1931) New Haven: Yale University Press, (CCI), unless otherwise noted.

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Source of photo:

     VAGBI: Fig. 68. Gold armlet from Co. Carlow (W. 193).
     VAGBI: Fig. 61. Iron axe with wooden handle from River Robe, Co. Mayo (Wk.1).
     VAGBI: Fig. 82. Tortoise brooch from Phoenix Park, Dublin.
     VAGBI: Fig. 3. Prestegarden, Skedemo parish, Akh. Ornamental Metal-work of Irish style.
     VAGBI: Fig. 36. Brooch from Hatteberg, Sunnhordland,Norway. Photo: Univ. Museum, Bergen.
     VAGBI: Fig. 54 Iron sword from Wheelam, Co. Kildare.
     VAGBI: Fig. 87. Silver penannular brooch. Locality unknown. W. 38).
     VAGBI: Fig. 52 Gaming Board of yew wood found in Ballinderry crannog I, Co. West Meath.
     VAGBI: Fig. 37 Grappling iron from the Fens near Ely, Cambridgeshire (UK).
     CCI: Cross of Muiredach, Monasterboice.
     VAGBI: Fig 73. Snasa, N. T., Ornamental Metal-work of Irish style.
     CCI: St. Matthew, Book of Kells. c. 800 AD
     VAGBI: Fig. 71. Andreas V, Runes from the Isle of Man. Squeeze, drawn in black.
     VAGBI: Fig 51 Detail of 10th century silver plated sword.Inscribed "Hiltipreht."
     VAGBI: Fig. 49 Silver plated iron sword from Ballinderry crannog, Co. West Meath.
     VAGBI: Fig. 50. Handle of the silver plated sword.
     VAGBI: Fig. 28 Soma, Hoyland parish, Rog. Ornamental Metal-work of Irish style.
     CCI: The Viking ship at Oseberg, Oslo, Norway.
     VAGBI: Fig. 55. Sarcophagus of Cashel, Co. Tipperary. After Mahr.


The Coins of the Danish Kings of Ireland, Bernard Roth, Plate VI. (reprinted from TheBritish Numismatic Journal Vol. VI, 1910 as Hiberno-Danish Coins). Notice how 140 and 141 say "Sihtric Re Difl" or Sihtric, King of Dublin.

A typical later Sihtric of Dublin (King of Dublin 989-1029; i.e. Sitric III) coin (Plate II, 26). The obverse says SIHTRCRE DYFLM and the reverse says STE NGM ODYF LINR.

Spectacular color scans of the Book of Kells are available at