A rare Thor's hammer pendant, cast in solid silver in the form of a T-shaped hammer with tapering shaft and a 5-sided head which is decorated on both sides with an array of punched dot-in-triangle motifs extending to the lower shaft. Rather unusual is the fact that the head of the hammer is engraved or punched with rune symbols.
Viking. Circa 9th-11th century A.D.
Provenance: from a private collection in Germany ; bought in the UK in the early 1980's
Dimensions: length 4,4cm ; width 2,2cm ; thickness 0,5cm (+/-) ; weight 18,02 grammes
Condition : in good, wearable condition. The silver has been cleaned by the previous owners