Late 11th century. This silvered amulet combines a Viking icon, the moon, with the Christian cross.  In the 11th century, Christianity made foot holds in Danelaw England, ruled by Vikings. A number of Abbys were built and Christians coexisted with the Pagan Vikings. Eventually, most Vikings were converted and by the First Crusade, (1096) the served valiantly in defense of Christianity. This amulet is from the period of transition, incorporating elements of paganism with the cross in is specific Crusader’s” form with “crutches” to the beam terminals. See for another example. It is just under 1” width with raised edge crescent, the field with pelleted triangles, a typical Viking motif. The crescent tips, traditionally emphasized as Sol the sun and Mani the moon, embrace the cross. The endurance of old myths incorporated in more enlightened theology is common and present today in the form of superstitions.  Professionally refurbished with the pure silver overlay restored, on a modern Sterling silver neck chain. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.
Item ID: A9139

This item is sold


Certificate of Authenticity

All items purchased from The History Gift Store are accompanied by a signed and dated Certificate of Authenticity with the name of the item and its unique item number for future reference.

Certificates are suitable for display with your item, and can easily be mounted in a 8½" x 5½" frame. Our certificates are printed on an acid free 65lb cardstock. This means your certification will not turn yellow or deteriorate over time.


You have questions? We have answers.

We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase, and we will do anything we can to make sure of it.
If you have any questions, please let us know, and we'll be happy to assist you.