Lot 1048: Viking Necklace with Lunate Pendants
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 9th-11th century AD. A restrung necklace of rolled sheet bronze beads with six large (50mm) pendants, each a D-shaped plaque with impressed ring-and-dot motifs, pierced suspension lug above and three pierced lugs to the lower edge. See Arbman, H. Birka I: Die Gräber, Uppsala, 1940, table 98 for similar pendants. 117 grams total, 52cm overall (20 1/4"). Property of a London businessman, from his grandfather's collection formed after World War II; thence by descent 1972.
Condition Report: Very fine condition.