Reproduction Hammer-shaped Pendant

A reproduction hammer-shaped pendant or Thor's hammer

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.

Object Type

Pendant

Date

circa 850 — 950

Ascribed Culture

  • Scandinavian
  • Viking

Original/Reproduction

Reproduction

Material

  • Gold

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

The Collection, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Keywords

gold, Lincolnshire, pendant, Thor, Thor's_hammer

Further information

You can see the original at The Collection, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

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

Acknowledgements

Made by Adam Parsons of Blueaxe Reproductions

References

Portable Antiquities Scheme