Viking Tarsoly Pouch from Birka Sweden
Viking Tarsoly Pouch from Birka Sweden features cost effective etched brass fittings. The Birka Viking Pouch Tarsoly Deluxe features 39 separate castings!
The body of the pouch measures 7 inches top to bottom and is 6 wide at the bottom 5 1/4 inches wide at the top, will accommodate a full checkbook and more, and fits on a 2 1/4 inch belt.
The pouch made from 8 oz vegetable tanned premium luggage leather and is hand sewn.
Castings are not 100% faithful to the original as the strap stiffeners have been exchanged from another dig. For a 100% faithful item, please check out the Birka Deluxe Pouch.
The Birka Viking Coin Purse or Tarsoly was found in the ruins of the trading and craft town of Birka, Sweden. Dating from approx. 900 AD, 52 bags or pouches were found in 47 graves. 18 men, 15 women, 2 children, 8 unknown and 4 double graves. Of the pouchs analyzed, 28 were made of cow leather, 3 calf and 2 goat leather and 5 were tanned with alum.Colors of brown can vary, depending on leather availability.