The men unload the ships. Here we see 12 men carrying a heavy load ashore. Among other treasures, Hardrada is said to have brought with him a vast mass of solid gold, part of the reward of his campaigns as commander of the Varangian guard, the personal bodyguard of the Empress Zoë, Byzantine Empress from 1028 to 1050. Hardrada was imprisoned by Empress Zoe for misappropriation of funds, but released, on the ascension of Constantine IX. He led the Varangians into battle in North-Africa, Syria, Palestine and Sicily. In 1031 Harald served the armies of Yaroslav I, in his campaign against the Poles. This huge ingot is said to have weighed as much as twelve strong youths could carry. Hardrada and Tostig, with 6,000 troops made their way along the two roads leading to York. One road ran along the river Ouse through Stillingfleet and the other through Escrick. The two roads converged two miles south of York at Water Fulford. Stillingfleet was recorded as Steflingefled in the Domesday Book, which before the Conquest was held by Ranchil. After the Conquest it was in the possession of Hugh, son of Baldric but soon after passed to Robert de Stutville. In the top border above the treasure chest, a valkyrie appears. A valkyrie is a female goddess of war who decides who will die in battle. Next, there is a representations of Freyr.