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VIKING SLAVE SHACKLE KEY C.900-1000 AD (8184441143470)
VIKING SLAVE SHACKLE KEY C.900-1000 AD (8184441143470)

VIKING SLAVE SHACKLE KEY C.900-1000 AD

B1668

Regular price $175.00 Sale

Iron 3 7/8” length with swelled, shank extending as a pair of bars. The bit as addorsed s scrolls. The grip with a loop terminal for suspension. Made to open V spring drum locks used in the slave trade. It is estimated that by 1000 AD, 10% of Europe’s population was enslaved. Vikings were active slavers, taking coastal village dwellers for their own use, sale to the trade and in some cases, ransom. A typical Viking homestead is said to have had one or more slave dwellings.

 

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