A drawing of a gold hammer-shaped pendant, popularly called a Thor’s hammer pendant, from Spilsby, Lincolnshire. These may have been worn to show devotion to the god Thor, or to secure the god’s protection, although there is little evidence to support this interpretation. Pendants like this have been found made of lead, copper alloy, silver and gold, showing that many different strata of society could have worn them.
- circa 850 — 950
- Viking Designs
- The Collection, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
- drawing, gold, jewellery, Lincolnshire, pendant, Portable_Antiquities_Scheme, Thor, Thor's_hammer, Viking
You can see the original at The Collection, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.
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Drawn by Adam Parsons of Blueaxe Reproductions