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Viking age / Finland

Viking age / Finland

*The Saami - Samisk - Sámi*: Saami metal embroidery, belts, purses and bone ornament decor - Samisk metalltrådsbroderi, belter, vesker og beindekorasjoner

* The Saami - Sami - Sámi *: Old and New Photographs of Sami - Old and new photographs of Sami

Viking Age molds for making silver pendants--Crucifixes & Mjolnir (Thor's Hammer). The far right mold could be used for making either depending on the customer. Mjolnir pendants only became popular to compete with the crosses worn by those with the new religion at the spread of Christianity. source

Viking Age molds for making silver pendants--Crucifixes & Mjolnir (Thor's Hammer). Mjolnir pendants only became popular to compete with the crosses worn by those with the new religion at the spread of Christianity.

Silver crucifix found in in Valbo parish in 1836, along with other silver objects comprising a Viking age hoard.  Now in the Länsmuseet Gävleborg.

Silver crucifix found in in Valbo parish in along with other silver objects comprising a Viking age hoard. Now in the Länsmuseet Gävleborg, Sweden.

This is nice example of a late Saxon / Viking silver cross pendant, dating to the 10th - 11th century. It is of the classic diamond shaped body with bulbous terminals. Similar silver crosses have been found within Viking age silver hoards, giving a typological date with coinage being of the 10th century. Another discovered near York had a context of the 11th century, shortly before the Norman conquest of 1066. It is thought this type of cross is Saxon, with inclusions of them in Viking…

This is nice example of a late Saxon / Viking silver cross pendant, dating to…

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