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.

Date

circa 950 — 1150

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Original

Material

Current Location

Private Ownership

Keywords

Anglo-Scandinavian, christianity, crucifix, jewellery, lead_alloy, Lincolnshire, pendant, Portable_Antiquities_Scheme, religion, women

Further information

You can see the original at Private Ownership.

Acknowledgements

(c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 2.0

References

Portable Antiquities Scheme