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Viking Gold and Rock Crystal Pendant, 9th-11th Century AD

Viking Gold and Rock Crystal Pendant, 9th-11th Century AD

Viking Gilt Elf-Shot Pendant 9th-12th century AD. A silver-gilt ribbed sleeve and loop with inset lentoid-section banded stone blade. Across Europe it was a commonly held belief in folklore that flint arrowheads were ascribed to the elves and fairies. It was believed that the fairies made the arrowheads and shot them at humans and livestock causing inexplicable diseases and illness.

Viking Gilt Elf-Shot Pendant 9th-12th century AD. A silver-gilt ribbed sleeve and loop with inset lentoid-section banded stone blade. Across Europe it was a commonly held belief in folklore that flint arrowheads were ascribed to the elves and fairies. It was believed that the fairies made the arrowheads and shot them at humans and livestock causing inexplicable diseases and illness.

Viking Gold and Quartz Magic Pendant, 8th-11th Century AD  This pendant is one of series of quartz amulets that have been discovered from the Viking world, with an important group being found on the island of Visby, Sweden. The exact purpose of these amulets is not known but they have been found in female graves and it has been suggested that they served a magical function for use by seers, known as Völur or fjölkunnig, meaning “plenty of knowing”.

Viking Gold and Quartz Magic Pendant, 8th-11th Century AD This pendant is one of series of quartz amulets that have been discovered from the Viking world, with an important group being found on the island of Visby, Sweden. The exact purpose of these amulets is not known but they have been found in female graves and it has been suggested that they served a magical function for use by seers, known as Völur or fjölkunnig, meaning “plenty of knowing”.

Clear glass bead hanging on a gold wire - Birka Grave 523

Clear glass bead hanging on a gold wire - Birka Grave 523

Gold Pendant with granulated Ornament  Late Bronze Age  c.1400-1050 BC  Cypriot  (Source: The Met Museum)

Gold Pendant with granulated Ornament Late Bronze Age c.1400-1050 BC Cypriot (Source: The Met Museum)

Amulets and pendants, XI - XIII century. Ancient Rus, Vikings, but actually they are of Finnic origin.

Amulets and pendants, XI - XIII century. Ancient Rus, Vikings, but actually they are of Finnic origin.

Viking Gold Knot Ring 9th-11th century AD

Viking Gold Knot Ring 9th-11th century AD

Necklace Gold, length 40 cm., diameter of the pendant 5.8 sm. Kakheti, Ananauri Museum	Museum of Georgia Collection	Archaeology Period	Second half of the 3rd millennium B.C

Necklace Gold, length 40 cm., diameter of the pendant 5.8 sm. Kakheti, Ananauri Museum Museum of Georgia Collection Archaeology Period Second half of the 3rd millennium B.C

Pendant earring  gold, aquamarine  Cypriot  Roman period  2nd-3rd c. AD

Pendant earring gold, aquamarine Cypriot Roman period 2nd-3rd c. AD

Ancient Roman - from the British Museum - Gold Ear Ring

Ancient Roman - from the British Museum - Gold Ear Ring

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