Hilt of a Viking Sword C, Hedeby, Denmark. Weapons and armour were huge status symbols. Vikings gave their ornate swords names like Legbiter but when a warrior died in battle his sword was ritually killed too – bent double, and interred with him.
Rune stone (U in Näsby Odensala. The inscription says: "Ingefast had this stone raised in memory of Torkel, his father, and in memory of Gunhild, his mother. They both drowned". Runsten (U vid Näsby Odensala.
The Tune stone is an important runestone from about CE. It bears runes of the Elder Futhark in Proto-Norse. It was discovered in 1627 in the church yard wall in Tune, Østfold, Norway. Today it is housed in the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History in Oslo.