10th-11th century. Slightly under 1” height of iconic Scandinavian battle axe form with a backswept bearded bit. Circular socket or eye. A miniature of the iconic Viking battle axe which was a primary weapon of the Vikings who fought on foot, hand to hand. Probably worn by a Viking wife when she was away raiding and undoubtedly has amuletic properties. Professionally refurbished with the pure silver overlay restored on a Sterling silver neck chain. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.