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Smár Kneppa  - Ancient Viking 8th-11th Century Bronze Button Pendant.  This wonderful pendant is crafted from bronze, featuring wonderful ancient bronze work and an aged patina.  This pendant is an actual button, which would have been possibly worn on a cloak, shirt, coat, pants or any article of clothing worn in the Viking era. The button is solid with a bale, allowing the artifact to be worn today a pendant.  The button has been matched up to a bronze contemporary loop and bale, and woven through a contemporary black leather cord.  The cord aesthetically works perfectly with the piece, it is adjustable, and features a sturdy lobster claw clasp.  This rare piece is an amazing find, truly a desirable artifact for any collection. 

Note: Mikill Kneppa - Means large button in the Old Norse language.  


Measurements: Pendant  21mm x 8mm    Necklace Cord   18" - 20"  Extender available upon request.  

Weight:  4.2 grams 

Condition: Excellent  

Origin: Ukraine 

Date: 8th-11th Century

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