A Viking style copper alloy pendant with zoomorphic and open knotwork interlace design. Pendants were worn as jewellery and came in a variety of shapes and styles showing the influences of the local cultures with whom the Vikings came into contact.
Pendants were a popular dress accessory in Norway and Sweden and sometimes were worn with beads between a pair of oval brooches. In England, pendants did not have the same popularity and there does not seem to be any contemporary Anglo-Saxon pendants.
- circa 900 — 1100
- Viking Objects
- Jewry Wall Museum, Leicester
- copper_alloy, Danelaw Saga, Jewry_Wall_Museum, Leicester, Leicestershire, pendant, Viking, women
You can see the original at Jewry Wall Museum, Leicester.
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Kershaw, Jane F. Viking identities: Scandinavian jewellery in England. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), p. 22.