These Viking coin pouches come in a variety of colours and images, made from 3mm veg-tanned hide, with a suede inner pouch. The thong which pulls the contents tight can then be looped over a belt.

The surface of the leather is dampened, and a stamp is pressed onto it. Once dried the edges are burnished, and colour is applied and then a finish of waterproof / sealant. The inner pouch is further secured by rivets.

Early pouches (Viking period and earlier) are scant in terms of finds, and seem to have been intended to be suspended from a belt, rather than our present day method of attaching them directly to a belt – belts were more a method of carrying things, rather than to hold trousers up. It is believed they were used to carry useful possessions such as fire-starting equipment and valuable items