A reproduction crucifix pendant based on one found in Swinhope, Lincolnshire. (c) Centre for the Study of the Viking Age
Reproduction Crucifix Pendant
A reproduction crucifix pendant based on one found in Swinhope, Lincolnshire
Crucifixes like this one would have been worn to display one’s faith and may have been a way for newly converted Scandinavians to be more accepted in society. By the late tenth to early eleventh centuries, assimilation would have seen many Scandinavians, both elites and common people, converted to Christianity and adopting Anglo-Saxon ways.