Ancient Viking 8th -11th Century Silver Mythological Amulet Pendant (PGP179)

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Ancient Viking 8th -11th Century Silver Mythological Amulet Pendant .  This rare artifact is crafted from silver, tested and confirmed.  Featuring an ancient viking design, wonderful detail and quality silver-work.  The mythological amulet is designed as an intertwined snake, exhibiting amazing detail and character. The bale is solid and substantial.  The pendant displays a wonderful aged patina and is very solid. The Anglo Saxons (ancestors of the Vikings) also did this type of work (intertwining different animals with secret codes, which is known as Animal Salad. The artifact has been matched up to a contemporary chain, featuring a secure lobster claw clasp. The chain is sterling silver, hallmarked 925, Italy. The rare Viking amulet is  a very intriguing piece indeed,  to be treasured and cherished for many years to come. 

Note:  Historically, serpents and snakes represent fertility or a creative life force. As snakesshed their skin through sloughing, they are symbols of rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing. The ouroboros is a symbol of eternity and continual renewal of life.

Comments: It is recommended by museums not to remove the beautiful natural patina (No polishing) To clean gently wipe with a soft damp cloth (water only) and pat dry immediately with soft dry cloth. 

 

Measurements: Amulet 31.00 mm x 22.00 mm    Chain 22" 

Weight: Amulet: 5.50 grams   Chain 6.10 grams 

Condition: Excellent    Note: Antiquities are luxury items, can be worn with care. 

Origin: Scandinavia    From private collection. 

Date: 8th -11th Century 

 

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