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Could these 1,400-year-old figurines be evidence of an Iron Age cult?

Hoard of 30 models hints that Swedish town was once a religious centreHoard of 2cm-tall figurines were found in the village of Vang in BlekingeCalled guldgubbar, they are also known as Gold Old Men or Gold WivesResearchers believe they were made from Roman coins which were hammered into shapeGuldgubbars are commonly associated with areas of ritual and worshipArchaeologists found ruins of a house and a forge suggesting the region was once home to an Iron Age cult

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2515008/Could-1-400-year-old-figurines-evidence-Iron-Age-cult-Hoard-30-models-hints-Swedish-town-religious-centre.html#ixzz2m904sZf1
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