Viking Shield Pendant
Viking shield pendant on medium gauge chain.
35mm diameter with 56cm length chain
The Vikings demonstrated their wealth, power and status by wearing beautiful jewellery made from precious metals. Many jewellery items were made from silver ingots, coins and Danegeld payments which were melted down as the raw material.
Intricate and masterful jewellery was made using techniques such as filigree and repoussé. Whilst brooches served as decoration and to keep clothing in place, amulets of the Viking gods served to protect the wearer.