A lead alloy crucifix pendant found in Swinhope, Lincolnshire. (c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 2.0
Crucifix Pendant (NLM-AD60CD)
A lead alloy crucifix pendant found in Swinhope, Lincolnshire
The settlement of Scandinavians in the Danelaw inevitably led in the end to their conversion to Christianity, though how this process happened and how long it took varied in different parts of the country and is still not fully understood. Finds from Scandinavian-settled areas, like this crucifix with a clear image of Christ on the cross, may well be evidence for this process.