The Magic of Treasure
The exhibition was on view 1999 - 2017
An exhibition about treasure that has been found in Sweden. The exhibition showed gold, silver and copper from ancient times, the Viking age, the middle ages and more recent times. The coins bear witness to trading contacts with the Roman Empire and encounters between Scandinavians and the peoples of distant countries.
Trade increased during the Viking age. About 250,000 Viking age coins have so far been found in Sweden, mostly on Gotland. The treasure also contains pieces of jewellery and silver pieces. One example is the treasure from Stora Sojdeby on Gotland, which bears witness to contact with the Caliphate.