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The #Gjermundbu helmets spectacle faceplate is of ('Hold Brillan!', trøndsk proverb). X-ray does not reveal remnants of precious metal decoration, but a two part construction can be observed, overlaped and forge-welded at each temple and in the nose area. #Viking @Kulturhistorisk
The spectacle faceplate is cleaning up nicely during micro-sandblasting. I take care not to damage the extremely shallow filling of the decorative lines - just a fraction of a millimeter deep. I need to try some XRF-analysis to possibly identify the filling material. #Gjermundbu
I just could not resist ...

#Gjermundbu #Viking #Helmet
Photo: Jessica Leigh McGraw
A quick pic of the almost finished spectacles before this week is at an end.
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