The design is from the century, based on a pendant found buried in an earthenware jar in southwestern Finland. It is thought to have been hidden by a Christian priest who wanted to protect it from pagan Finns.
Halikko Necklace The prototype for this Kalevala Koru design dates from the 12th century. The string of filigreed balls was found with three silver cross pendants in Halikko, in southwestern Finland. The valuable find was buried in an earthenware jar during the conversion of Finland to Christianity, about 800 years ago. The jewelry may have been hidden by a priest who wanted to protect it from pagan Finns, or just as well by church robbers who were hiding their booty - no one knows for sure.
Silver hoard containing two crosses with relic containers and 36 filigree-decorated beads of different size. The hoard was discovered in 1887 at Joensuu Manor in Halikko in South-Western Finland. The artefacts may have been buried in the ground in th