Drawing of the Winteringham Pendant

Drawing of a pendant featuring Odin and his two ravens

A drawing of a cast silver, gilded pendant which has been interpreted as representing an image of Odin and his two ravens Huginn and Muninn. There are a number of close parallels which establish the wide currency of this subject group. These include numerous examples from Russia and two from Sweden, including some with silver gilding. A silver pendant with a related, but distinct design is known from Sjælland, Denmark. With some exceptions, pendants were generally worn by women as part of their Scandinavian dress.

Object Type



circa 900 — 1000

Ascribed Culture



Viking Designs

Current Location

North Lincolnshire Museum


drawing, gilded, Huginn, jewellery, Lincolnshire, Muninn, Odin, pendant, Portable_Antiquities_Scheme, ravens, silver, women

Further information

You can see the original at North Lincolnshire Museum.

This object is related to Winteringham, Lincolnshire.
Find out about Winteringham, Lincolnshire.


Drawn by Adam Parsons of Blueaxe Reproductions


Portable Antiquities Scheme

Michaela Helmbrecht. Wirkmächtige Kommunikationsmedien: Menschenbilder der Vendel-und Wikingerzeit und ihre Kontexte. Lund: Lund University (2001).