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Stunning Viking Mythological Battle-Axe Amulet - Historical Gift - Qr29

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Seller: pax_romana (3,858) 100%, Location: Oxfordshire, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 401231673589 STUNNING VIKING MYTHOLOGICAL BATTLE-AXE AMULET - HISTORICAL GIFT - OP58Description: Description: Large Viking period bearded broad axe pendant with integral loop; decorated with punch symbols on the blade. Pendant known also as the "Axe of god Odin". Material: Bronze / smooth patinaCondition: Very Fine / WearableDate: 10th – 12th century Measurements: 56 x 40 mm; 17 gramsProvenance: Obtained from an old British collection. Ideal gift for anyone interested in Viking history and medieval jewellery! *We also provide FREE gift bags, ring boxes and necklace cords so your gift is complete and ready to bring joy and excitement. VikingsVikings (Norwegian and Danish: Vikinger; Swedish and Nynorsk: Vikingar; Icelandic: Víkingar), from Old Norse víkingr, were Norseseafarers, speaking the Old Norse language, who raided and traded from their Scandinavian homelands across wide areas of northern, central and eastern Europe, during the late 8th to late 11th centuries.[1][2] The term is also commonly extended in modern English and othervernaculars to the inhabitants of Viking home communities during what has become known as the Viking Age. This period of Norse military, mercantile and demographic expansion constitutes an important element in the early medieval history of Scandinavia, the British Isles,Ireland, France, Kievan Rus' and Sicily.[3]Facilitated by advanced seafaring skills, and characterised by the longship, Viking activities at times also extended into the Mediterraneanlittoral, North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. Following extended phases of (primarily sea- or river-borne) exploration, expansion and settlement, Viking (Norse) communities and polities were established in diverse areas of north-western Europe, European Russia, the North Atlantic islands and as far as the north-eastern coast of North America. This period of expansion witnessed the wider dissemination of Norse culture, while simultaneously introducing strong foreign cultural influences into Scandinavia itself, with profound developmental implications in both directions.Popular, modern conceptions of the Vikings—the term frequently applied casually to their modern descendants and the inhabitants of modern Scandinavia—often strongly differ from the complex picture that emerges from archaeology and historical sources. A romanticized picture of Vikings as noble savages began to emerge in the 18th century; this developed and became widely propagated during the 19th-century Viking revival.[4][5] Perceived views of the Vikings as alternatively violent, piratical heathens or as intrepid adventurers owe much to conflicting varieties of the modern Viking myth that had taken shape by the early 20th century. Current popular representations of the Vikings are typically based on cultural clichés and stereotypes, complicating modern appreciation of the Viking legacy. Material: Bronze, Colour: Bronze

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