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Lot 0198
**Originally Listed At $1000**

Northern Europe, Scandinavia, pre-Viking period (often called Migration period or Germanic Iron Age), ca. 6th to 7th century CE. An elegant, rare bracteate pendant, made from 98% silver. The surface resembles a flower with a raised boss made of granulations at its center; a swirl of radiating lines also made of granulations, surrounds it. Tiny rosettes, also made of granulations, are in between the radiating lines. The top has a folded-over loop is decorated with further granulation and braided silver wire. A modern cord is through this, making the piece wearable as a necklace. Pendants like this one were made to be worn around the neck as a type of amulet or sewn onto clothing, and were frequently made of melted down coinage traded north from the Mediterranean. Size: 1.2" W x 1.45" H (3 cm x 3.7 cm); cord length: 20" L (50.8 cm); silver is 98% pure; 3.2 grams

Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection

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Condition

Small losses from interior of face. Rich age patina on face. Ancient pendant with modern cord to make it wearable!

Starting Bid

$900

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  • 24.5%

Migration Period / Early Viking Silver Pendant - 3.2 g

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000
20h
58m
23s
$9000 bids
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