orþanc-bend, m.n: a skilfully contrived band, a cunning bond. (“or-thank-bend”)
Anglo-Saxon gold finger ring (800-900), from the
Victoria and Albert Museum: “In contrast to the garnet-set jewellery of the earlier Anglo-Saxon period, finger rings of the ninth century are rarely adorned with precious stones. The skills of the goldsmith are seen in this example, where the different techniques of filigree and granulation are combined to produce an elaborately decorated ring.”
gleng, f.n: adornment, ornamentation, glory; splendour, pomp; showiness; worldly or earthly splendour. (GLENG / ˈglɛŋ)
pæll, m.n: a pall, covering, cloak, costly robe; purple, a purple garment. (PAEL / ˈpæl)
Thomas Becket – please comment if you know the source
heals-brynige, f.n: a gorget (throat armour), a hauberk (long defensive shirt, usually mail). (“hey-als-brihn-ee-yeh”)
heals-mene, m.n: a necklace, chain for the neck. (“hey-als-meh-neh”)
Anglo-Saxon necklace at the British Museum. Photo by Kotomi Creations (some rights reserved).
calc, m.n: sandal, shoe. (KALK / ˈkalk)
Image from a Medievalist.net article on medieval shoes. They are leather sandals used in early medieval Egypt sometime between 400 and 600 AD.
grīma, m.n: a mask, visor, helmet; a spectre, ghost, dreadful apparition. (GREE-ma / ˈgɹiː-ma)
Image by Wikipedia user Geni: The Sutton Hoo helmet, now at the British Museum.
hēafod-gold, n.n: crown, ‘head-gold’. (HAY-ah-vod-GOLD / ˈheːa-vɔd-ˌgɔld)
Queen Emma, with her sons Edward and Harthacnut, being presented the Encomium Emmae Reginae (from the Encomium Emmae).
sweor-bēah, m.n: a collar, band or chain for the neck, necklace. (SWEH-or-BAY-ah / ˈswɛɔɹ-ˌbeːa)
The Snettisham Torc, now housed in the British Museum.
scēo, m.n: shoe. (SHAY-oh / ˈʃeːɔ)
Vikings wore soft leather shoes and boots. This particular boot is more than 1000 years old and was found in Coney Street, York. It’s rare for organic materials like leather to last for so long. You can even see the toggle fastening.