The women’s belt ornaments
While a man’s status was demonstrated by the sword, a woman’s social standing was marked by large belt ornaments, like belt plates and hanging vessels. Both the swords and the belt ornaments testify to the high standard of bronze casting and artistic craftsmanship. In the Early Bronze Age belt ornaments and swords were often decorated with spirals. In the Late Bronze Age various circle and star patterns became fashionable.
One of the masterpieces is the belt plate from Langstrup.