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LOT 0390

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EUR (€) 7,010 - 9,350
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Current bid: £3,200 (+bp*)
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(3 Bids, Reserve not met)   |   Current bid: £3,200
VIKING AGE SCANDINAVIAN SILVER LUNAR PENDANT NECKLACE
CIRCA 9TH-11TH CENTURY A.D.
17 3/4 in. (64 grams, 45 cm long).

Restrung necklace of silver biconical and melon beads with pendant domed discs and crescents, all with granule detailing.

PROVENANCE:
Private collection formed in Europe in the 1980s.
Westminster collection, central London, UK.

This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by search certificate no.12072-212328.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Makarov, N.A. ed., Rus v IX-X Vekach: Archeologicheskaya Panorama, Moscow, 2012, p.332, items 2-3; Arbman, H., Birka I: Die Gräber, Uppsala, 1940, pl.98(13).

CONDITION