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This says that the first "for sure" find is 12th century, and that the Anglo-Saxon finds are likely just a mix-up. Meh.

instruments found at Novgorod Finding XIII c. layer

Bell. Bronze. Bells might have been used as protection against evil forces and/or as toys. Grave find, Björkö, Adelsö, Uppland,Sweden. SHM 34000:Bj 756

Viking History (Denmark). 'The Vikings were not just plunderers but successful traders, extraordinary mariners and insatiable explorers. Getting a feel for the Viking era is easy, whether visiting the ship-burial ground of Ladby, the Viking forts of Zealand, the longship workshops at Roskilde or the museums that seek to re-create the era with live re-enactments.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/denmark

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