Where did the Vikings trade?
What did the Vikings trade and get in return?
Why did the Vikings trade?
The Vikings often needed items they didn’t have, which they could get from other countries through trading. These items were often only made in that country. The Vikings also knew that other countries needed things that were common, and sometimes only found in their homeland, Scandinavia. Vikings often traded silver coins for there weight. They would then melt the silver into jewelery, because the more silver a Viking had, the more higher his social standing was. They would trade spices to put on their salty and plain food. Silk was also important because it showed a high social status.
How did the Vikings get the goods to trade?
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