A silver hammer-shaped pendant found in Grave 511 at Repton. This is the grave of a man who appears to have died violently, taking a vicious cut to his loins. 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.
- circa 850 — 900
- Viking Objects
- Derby Museum and Art Gallery
- cemetery, Derby_Museums, Derbyshire, Great_army, jewellery, pendant, Repton, silver, Thor, Thor's_hammer
You can see the original at Derby Museum and Art Gallery.
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Kershaw, Jane F. Viking identities: Scandinavian jewellery in England. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).