The big Jelling stone - The two rune stones reflect the transition from the pagan Viking Age to the Christian Middle Ages . The smallest rune stone is the oldest, probably approx. 935 It was erected by King Gorm the Old in memory of his wife Thyra Danebod. The stone is also the oldest extant Danish source where Denmark is mentioned in written context.
The hoard from Hornelund was found near Varde, and it contains two clothes brooches and an arm ring of gold. The two brooches are the finest from the Danish Viking Age. The relief of the brooches has been hammered out over a matrix. They are decorated with wire filigree and granulation. Their decoration with foliage and vine leaves has its origin in Christian art. The Norse animal heads on one brooch show that they were made by a Danish goldsmith in the last half of the tenth century.