A reproduction bird pendant based on one found at Langford, Nottinghamshire. The nearest parallel to this type of brooch is one from Yaroslavl in Russia. The bird symbol, very similar to the one depicted on this pendant, was used by the Rurik dynasty which had started the conquest of Slavic lands in the mid 9th century and later formed the polity of Rus’. With some exceptions, pendants were generally worn by women as an accessory to Scandinavian dress.
- circa 850 — 950
- Viking Objects
- bird, copper_alloy, gilded, jewellery, Nottinghamshire, pendant, Portable_Antiquities_Scheme, reproduction, Russia, Scandinavian, Viking, women
Made by Adam Parsons of Blueaxe Reproductions