Late Viking Early Medieval Bronze Symmetrical Two-Sided Pendant Cross AD 900-1100

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Product Code:RNC013

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Description

Heading: Late Viking/Early Medieval. Bronze Symmetrical. Two-Sided. Pendant Cross. AD 900-1100

Material: Bronze artefact

Period: Late Viking/ early medieval

Date: AD 900 -1100

Origin: Unknown but from a British collection

Condition: Very fine

Description: Cast bronze cross with bulb finial to each arm. loop for suspension. dark patination. 

Size and Weight: 31mm x 23mm. 3.74g

Features and Provenance: Previously a British private collection

As the Vikings turned more towards Christianity their Thor’s hammer pendants were replaced by crosses and crucifixes but many would probably ‘hedge their bets by wearing both. The crosses were initially basic but were gradually influenced by designs from other cultures. Simple symmetrical crosses with bulbous ends or decorative knops evolved into crucifixes with stylised images of Christ with disproportionately large hands and cranium

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Additional information

Weight100 g

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