Belt Stud From Birka
The Vikings came into contact with the steppe nomad tribes on the Russian plains and adopted from them a splendid style of studded belt, with a long tail. Many of these eastern belts have been found in Viking excavations with eastern fittings, but this one from Birka grave 369 is different: it contains one of these belts, but this one is made with scandinavian style fittings. 369 is a warrior grave with a belt made up of 40 studs of three different types.
This type here, with a Jelling style beast, was the most common.
I have copied the original dimensions of the stud, but raised mine to a slightly curved profile, rather than flat, like the original.
Just like the original find, the stud has four spikes at the corners which can be riveted to a backing plate, or simply bent over.
We offer a discount if you buy in quantity:
10 – 15 pieces gives a 10% discount
16 – 20 pieces gives a 15% discount
21+ pieces gives a 40% discount
If you would like to place an order with a quantity discount please contact us.
If you want to order these studs put on a belt, see the Viking belt offer at the start of this Belt Fittings section.
Size 18mm square
Weight Sterling Silver 5g (Weight may vary from piece to piece)