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Eleven small, golden reliefs have been unearthed at an archaeological dig somewhere in eastern Norway. Officials won't say where, because they think more of the 1,400-year-old gold objects will be found at the site.
Originally posted by Janus
That is very beautiful. Amazing how skilled the craftsmen were. Its reminiscent of some Norse stuff i have seen, if its a coin then perhaps its a depiction of the ruler of the time? The tradition of depicting the image of who ever was in charge on coinage dates back to at least Roman times.
Doesn't look Celtic to me but i may be wrong.
Still a beautiful piece of work.
Originally posted by ArMaP
Gold is a soft metal, its relatively easy to carve, and its easy to find because it allways looks like gold.
For me, the dificult part is not the carving but the drawing of the figures, because I am useless has an artist.