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The Hiddensee Treasure was discovered during the nineteenth century on the small Baltic island of Hiddensee. The sixteen items of tenth century jewellery are hld in the Kulturhistorisches Museum of the Hanseatic town of Stralsund.

All theitems of jewellery, including a brooch (fibula), a neck ring and 14 pendants are of pure gold and weigh some 600 g altogether.

The date of the hoard and its amazingly high quality have led some suggest that the jewellery belonged to the family of the Danish King, Harald Gormsson (died ca. 980), better known by his nickname, ‘Bluetooth’.

Part of the Hiddensee Treasure
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