Raymond's Quiet Press

In Sweden, before the Vikings, was the Vendel Culture, based around Uppland. Old Uppsala was the political and religious center that had Royal Mounds with incredible riches. These were boat burials with surviving helmets now in Swedish Museum of National Antiquities. This area must have been a flourishing kingdom long before the Vikings! There were riches of iron, fur and slaves, that were used to acquire art that we now see from the grave sites.

These brooches are a new offering from that time, before the Vikings left their home in search of gold! When Sweden itself was having its first golden age.

The brooches are from a customer suggestion. Their depiction of a warrior is just splendid.

Vendel Period Tuttle Brooches

Written by Ray Moseley — December 31, 2015


Welcome to our new website! We hope you enjoy browsing!


Dedicated to King Who???

This is the dedication of The Pleasure Book, “Dedicated to King Ton and Queen Elizabeth”.  They were King and Queen of Atenveldt 40 years ago.  40 years ago.  This month...

Viking Art Styles

Viking art is based on the abstract animal forms from the migration period about 400 AD. The animals were contorted, writhing snakes and beasts whose actual shape is often barely...

Thor's Hammers were rare in Norway

In 2015 a Thor’s Hammer was found with a metal detector on Flekstad farm in Steinkjer, Norway.  This Thor’s Hammer dates from about 800-950 AD.  This is only the 14th...


Stay up to date on all of our latest product news!