Lot 1060: Viking Gold Dinar Coin Pendant
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 8th-9th century AD. A gold pendant of a Umayyad caliphate dinar coin, al-Walid I b. Abd al-Malik (86-96h / 705-715), with large ridged suspension loop above. Coin references: A 127; Bernardi 43. 4.36 grams, 23mm (1"). Property of a London gentleman; part of his family collection since the 1970s. Islamic coins were traded across the Viking world and have been discovered as grave goods or in hoards (both coins and as jewellery items) in Scandinavia and the Baltic area.
Condition Report: Very fine condition.