|Enameled bronze button from Birka. |
Photograph: Historiska Museet, Stockholm
I have never seen a picture of such a Viking artifact before. So I'm asking my readers about this Birka find. It's a striking and beautiful design, and I'd like to have a better idea of how it might have been worn. However, based on the information on the Historiska Museet's database page, it appears to have come from the "Black Earth" area, not from one of the graves. That may mean that we know little about it. Is anyone aware of any publications or reports that discuss this item?