Viking Era Bronze Openwork Amulet-Pendant, 9th -11th Century

Heading : Viking Era Bronze Openwork Amulet-Pendant, 9th -11th Century

Material: Bronze

Period: Viking/Early Medieval

Date: 9th to 11th century

Origin: Northern Europe

Condition: VF+ 

Description: Rare openwork amulet-pendant dedicated to the Pagan cult of the Norse Sea Serpent. The sales are represented in the decoration and the piece is nicely patinated. The suspension loop is intact.

Size and Weight: 18mm x 20mm, 7.74g


Features and Provenance: The interweaving flow of the metalwork, in this lovely amulet, possibly represents the movement of Jormungandr, the Midgard Serpent also known as the World Serpent in Norse mythology, who encircles the realm of Midgard (Norse middle kingdom or the home of mankind). Amulets were worn as a good luck charm and to show respect for their gods. 

 

 

 

Condition Summary. This varies with the age of the artefact and there are grades between

Extremely Fine (EF). Very slight traces of wear, all parts of pattern etc present, visible and clear

Very Fine (VF). Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief, all parts of pattern etc present, but may be worn

Fine (F). Wear on the artefact and parts of item and pattern etc may be missing or not visible

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Product Code: RNC010
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  • £180.00


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