It's a bit rusty, but still impressive.
Other finds from the tomb, and other sites in Haarup, show that the local Vikings likely had some international connections, whether through trade or travel, the archaeologists said. The woman in the tomb was buried with a decorated ceramic cup that originated in the Baltic region, Nielsen said. Two silver coins of a Middle Eastern type called “dirhams,” thought to be from an area that is now in Afghanistan, were found in the grave of another Viking woman buried nearby.
Perhaps our dead viking had traveled to England and hired himself out to the Saxons. His grave was built a short 100 years before William the Conquerer, so it's a possibility he did, made his fortune, and retired rich back to his home in Denmark.