Today I’m sharing even more photos from the Vikings In BC exhibit I visited this past summer.
Above is a silver crucifix pendant from Birka “considered to be the oldest known crucifix in present-day Sweden”.
In the middle of the gallery above is a cross-shaped silver pendant, made from a coin, found in Uppland, Sweden.
The display on the right included the crucifix at the top of the post and the coin-cross, along with three others:
- a silver crucifix pendant from Gotland
- a cross-shaped pendant made of silver from Gotland
- part of a processional cross made of copper from Gotland
The display on the left was a display discussing the emergence and acceptance of Christianity in Viking Age Scandinavia. Along with a Thor’s Hammer (Mjölnir), the display included a copy of the wolf-head cross/hammer originally found in Iceland, and a pair of jewellery pieces (that I’m unsure about now, since I didn’t record the write-up for it).