Bracteate Silver Norse Viking Neclace Amuletic pendant

85.00$

High quality replica of of a viking Bracteate
Pendant made of 925 sterling silver .

In southern Scandinavia bracteates occur mostly as single finds or in hoards. However, they have also been found in graves as items of costume jewellery. Bracteates were probably made as amulets, as the runic inscriptions on some wish good luck.

The designs on bracteates may illustrate scenes from myths. However, these scenes are not identified in the inscriptions and precisely what is shown is unclear.

The human head, which has an elaborate hairstyle, is possibly intended to represent the supreme god, known as Odin in Viking times, though this has been disputed. The style imitates the heads of emperors on Roman medallions and coins.

Until the middle of the sixth century, these coins entered Scandinavia as loot or payment to local leaders for their friendship and the provision of mercenary troops. Roman coins and medallions were a major source of the gold used by Scandinavian jewellers.

  • Size: diameter 49 mm
  • Weight: approx. 25 g
  • Origin: Ukraine

You can choose two types of finishes ( Brushed or Shiny)

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Comes nicely packaged in a tiny sack made of authentic fabric.

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