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LOT 1766

Estimate
GBP (£) 100 - 140
EUR (€) 120 - 160
USD ($) 140 - 190

Bid History: 5   |   Current bid: £65

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Bid History: 5   |   Current bid: £65

Viking Silver Thor's Hammer Pendant

9th-11th century AD

A sheet-silver hammer pendant with tapering shank, punched dots, and curled and ribbed loop for suspension. 0.78 grams, 25mm (1"). Fine condition. [No Reserve]

Provenance
From a central London collection; previously in a European collection formed 1979-1989.

Footnotes
The hammer of Thor was used as a symbol of religious devotion, in reaction to the use of the pendant cross by Christian cultures.