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Vikingatida hornutsmyckning

Replika från Skottland.

Replica of a medieval drinking-horn-tip with wolf’s head from Scotland.

This expressive replica of a drinking horn-tip in the form of a wolf’s head is manufactured according to a historical original from Castle Douglas in Scotland.

Medieval drinking horn tip side has two holes for mounting the drinking horn. The extent of the drinking horn-end are as follows:
Total length 5.7 cm, width 2.2 cm, shaft length 4 cm. Shaft inner diameter at the base of 1.9 cm.

Available medieval drinking horn tip is plated with wolf’s head in bronze and in.

Castle Douglas is located approximately one kilometer northeast of the municipality Douglas in southwestern Scotland and was built in the late 13th century.. While the Scottish War of Independence Doulas Castle was conquered and occupied by British troops. But James Douglas, a companion of Robert the Bruce, recaptured his headquarters when he was still allowed to storm on Palm Sunday Douglas Castle during the service in the same year and all Englishmen massacred. The bodies were thrown into a cellar and burned down the whole castle, which became known as ”Douglas ’larder’. Robert the Bruce rewarded the loyalty of Douglas with lands and James’ nephew received the hereditary title Earl of Douglas. Although Douglas Castle was rebuilt later, today is only the ruins of a round tower from a later construction phase



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