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CLIP 139

Vikings as traders

Vikings as traders

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Key Info
  • Vikings as traders
  • Duration: 00:59
  • A look at how the Vikings traded. They created the city of Dublin, which became the trading centre of Europe. Viking traders bought materials like amber, glass and leather, turned them in to jewellery and armour, then sold them in different places. Pieces of jewellery were used as money but Vikings also minted coins and had scales to weigh silver. The scales were usually made of bronze and many examples have survived. This clip has subtitles available in Flash.
  • Subject:




  • Keywords: Trading, Dublin, jewellery, armour, tools, silver, scales, capital, mint, coins, bronze weights, glass, amber, leather, subtitled
Ideas for use in class
  • Use this clip when considering why the Vikings settled in Britain, where they settled and the sorts of things that they did.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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