Vikings in BC – show-stopper jewellery

Silver necklace from the Vikings in BC exhibit

Silver necklace from the Vikings in BC exhibit

This post is all about the show-stoppers at the Vikings in BC exhibit. (Click the Vikings in BC tag to see more posts from this exhibit.)

Pendant from the Vikings in BC exhibit

Pendant from the Vikings in BC exhibit

The coin pendant above is a copy of one from Sweden (original find spot unknown). It’s silver, and the original was made from a dirharn minted in the 9th century.

Thor's Hammer from the Vikings in BC exhibit

Thor’s Hammer from the Vikings in BC exhibit

Above is a silver pendant in the shape of Thor’s hammer with filigree ornamentation. This is listed as an unknown find spot, from Scania, Sweden.

Necklace and other jewellery from the Vikings in BC exhibit

Necklace and other jewellery from the Vikings in BC exhibit

The brooch, pendants, and armlet are a copy, originally found in gold as part of the Hidensee treasure, from Pommern, Germany. This was part of a display with a cross-shaped silver (copy) pendant found in Iceland, and a pendant made of gold with filigree ornamentation from Uppland, plus the Thor’s Hammer above.

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4 comments on “Vikings in BC – show-stopper jewellery

    • Dawn says:

      They really were! I wish the exhibit had more information on them, but I suppose that’s what more internet searches are for!

  1. Josephine says:

    The necklace above is a fish necklace favoured by the ladies on the island of Gotland. This is where my persona comes from!

    • Dawn says:

      Cool! I read somewhere that someone speculated that the necklace was based off the style of the Byzantine collars.. kind of an interesting idea…

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