Pewter Thors Hammer Pendant
Both Viking men and women wore jewellery, to clearly display wealth and status, as well as for decoration or to fasten to clothing. Viking jewellery developed into intricate and masterful artistry, using techniques such as filigree and repose.
In Norse mythology, Thor is a hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, the protection of mankind, and also hallowing and fertility.
This pewter Thors Hammer Amulet pendant is supplied on a silver chain. The information on the reverse of the large fold-over card describes how and why the Vikings wore jewellery, and the techniques used to make it.