Posaments from outside Birka

This will be a compilation of the posaments and other wire trimmings from outside Birka. See the Posament Bibliography for citations. Under construction. Please let me know if you know of any others!

I have compiled a map of the finds and will be adding details about each find below as I am able. As of right now, the map is significantly more complete.


Before 1000CE: 

Ingleby – England – c. 880-900CE – Ösenstich

Ingleby fragment Osenstich




Later examples: 

Shoe of Philip of Swabia – 1208 – Ösenstich(?) with drawn wire and tabletwoven bands with gold lahn. 

Shoe of Philip of Swabia