Original Circa 9th Century Ad Viking Solid Silver Double Hammer Amulet Pendant
This item has been shown 0 times.
Original Circa 9th Century Ad Viking Solid Silver Double Hammer Amulet Pendant:
PRESENTING THIS WEEK A RARE COLLECTION OF GREEK, ROMAN AND VIKING GOLD & SILVER ANTIQUITIES, SAXON BELT DECORATIONS, ETHNIC & ISLAMIC COLLECTIBLES INCLUDING A BEAUTIFUL ASTROLABE DISC, MILITARY BADGES, ANTIQUE RINGS, INTAGLIO SEALS AND FABULOUS CELTIC RING MONEY
ORIGINAL CIRCA 9TH CENTURY AD VIKING SOLID SILVER DOUBLE HAMMER AMULET PENDANT
A scarce 9th century AD original Viking "Hammer" styled amulet, pendant with loop
Crafted in thick solid silver, a large heavy example weighing over 20 grams and measuring 30 mm across, one of the last three from a small original cache of similar hammer amulets
In Norse mythology, Mjölnir "The Grinder" is the hammer of Thor, the God of Thunder. Mjölnir is depicted in Norse mythology as one of the most fearsome weapons, capable of leveling mountains
The Prose Edda gives a summary of Mjölnir's special qualities in that, with Mjölnir, Thor: "... would be able to strike as firmly as he wanted, whatever his aim, and the hammer would never fail, and if he threw it at something, it would never miss and never fly so far from his hand that it would not find its way back, and when he wanted, it would be so small that it could be carried inside his tunic"
Viking warrior aristocracy were particularly inspired by Thor's ferocity in battle and wore amulets of Mjöllnir to invoke his power Amulets were often worn by Viking Warriors to grant them the power and ferocity of "The God of Thunder"
The Vikings were some of the greatest warriors in history
The Viking berserker warriors were the most feared off all, believed to use herbal type drugs such as anmirifta to enhance their mood for battle, the berserker warriors are believed to have stood biting their shields and swords in anticipation of the forthcoming battle and violence
"Amulet" is a name given to a class of objects and ornaments, and articles of dress and wearing apparel, made of various substances which were employed by the Egyptians, and later by other nations, to protect the human body, either living or dead, from baleful influences, and from the attacks of visible and invisible foes
The word "amulet" is derived from an Arabic root meaning "to bear, to carry," hence "amulet" is "something which is carried or worn," and the name is applied broadly to any kind of talisman or ornament to which powers are ascribed
A beautiful original circa 9th century Viking amulet
Please see photos for exact condition
Box is for display only and not included in the sale
This beautiful amulet will be sent signed for and tracked postage
Low start and
I aim for no less than 5 star response on all my items. Please be aware that by offerding on this item you are agreeing to the postage charges and that they are the lowest I can charge for packaging etc. I have a full refund policy should any item not be as described, but know you will be delighted with your purchase!
THE COLLECTORS SERVICE PLEDGE
Full refund if you are not happy with your purchase
Clear photos and all questions answered
Honest, reliable, professional service
Any issues resolved quickly and to your complete satisfaction
All I ask in return is if for any reason you feel 5 stars is not warranted please contact me first before leaving response so that I can ensure you are totally happy!
Many thanks for visiting THE COLLECTORS sale, where 100% customer satisfaction is the aim
Please browse my other listings where you will find a great selection of original vintage pocket watches which are picked to be a fantastic addition to any collection. Also many other antique collectibles and unique items that are hard to find! I am always adding new and interesting items weekly
I am very happy to combine postage and answer any questions you may have
Payment by Paypal preferred but other types of payment accepted, I appreciate payment within 5 days of closing of sale. International buyers are very welcome but please contact me for exact postage rates
Please also see
BEAUTIFUL 3RD CENTURY BC GREEK SOLID SILVER HELLENISTIC AMULET, MUSEUM GRADE
SUPERB MAGNIFICENT ORIGINAL ROMAN 4TH CENTURY AD DECORATED CROSSBOW BROOCH
RARE PREMIUM MUSEUM GRADE ROMAN DOUBLE PHALLIC AMULET, 1ST - 2ND CENTURY AD
STUNNING 3RD CENTURY BC GREEK SOLID SILVER HELLENISTIC EARRING, MUSEUM GRADE
ANTIQUE RARE INTAGLIO, PREMIUM CONDITION EX BONHAM'S FROM A PRINCELY COLLECTION