The mention of the fur trade made the Viking and Muslim connection stronger.
Many of the silk motifs can be linked to religious motifs from Central Asia" [?
] The Persian Empire ruled until the mid-7th century, following that there were Arab and Mongol Invasions.
As stated and predicted in the above article dating back to May 2015, additional studies and research may reveal more artefacts signifying European and Muslim Civilisation interconnectivity even further still…
The news of researchers in Sweden finding patterns woven with silk and silver thread spelling the words It is interesting to see these discoveries are receiving wider media attention.
This news story did not mention Vikings specifically, however, the area where this cup was discovered close to the Volga-Trade route.