VIKING SLAVE PENDANT C.850-1050 AD
Over ¾” height, cross form with large circles at corners of the beam intersection. Found in a Viking settlement in the Baltic hinterland, it evidently was the cross of a Christian slave, of which thousands served Viking households and farms. The form is well known as possibly meant to disguise or desensitize its Christian symbolism in the Pagan culture. Professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.