It is estimated to date back to the period between 960 and 1125. The golden piece has a Latin engraving on it, which references the Viking King Harald Bluetooth, addressing him as the ruler of Danes, Scania, and the legendary Viking stronghold Jomsborg. 

Curmsun represents the patronymic of the king (the son of Gorm the Old). It mentions "Civitas Aldin," which some researchers believe references the Bishopric of Oldenburg in Holstein. 

Its reverse contains a cross with four dots encircled by an octagonal mark. 

A fascinating history

The Curmsun Disc has a fascinating story - it appeared in Sweden in 2014, but some scholars believe it was originally part of a Viking hoard found by Heinrich Boldt, a young boy from Germany, in 1841 near the island of Wolin, which was a part of Germany at the time. 

The disc was found during the construction of a church, which stands to this day. It was built in Wiejkowo, 3 kilometers away from the modern town of Wolin, on the remains of an older medieval chapel. 

Swedish archaeologist Sven Rosborn claims the entrance to the crypt was discovered by accident by Boldt, who was playing with other children on the construction site. 

The Curmsun Disc was not the only item uncovered during the church's construction - several other objects were also found.

However, the expert public was unaware of the discovery until 2014, when a young girl in Sweden brought the golden disc to school to ask her history teacher some questions about the artifact. From there, the story about the disc became news both in Sweden and Poland. 

We get to provide readers with original coverage thanks to our loyal supporters. Do you enjoy our work? You can become a PATRON here or via our Patreon page. You'll get access to exclusive content and early access.

Do you have a tip that you would like to share with The Viking Herald?
Feel free to reach out to discuss potential stories that may be in the public interest. You can reach us via email at hello@thevikingherald.com with the understanding that the information you provide might be used in our reporting and stories.