This is a wonderful Scandinavian Viking tinned bronze amulet, dating to the 9th - 11th century. The amulet is shaped as a net or web, known as the Web Of Wyrd. In Norse mythology, the concept of fate is reflected by the Web of Wyrd that is created by the Norns who were known as ‘Shapers of Destiny'. The Norns were goddesses who ruled the fates of people, determined the destinies and lifespans of individuals. The Web of Wyrd is a matrix of fate that represents past, present and future events in a person’s life. Norse people believed that everything we do in life affects future events and thus, all timelines, the past, present, and future are connected with each other. On this amulet, we can see the finely detailed interspaced layers, representative of this concept.
A great looking amulet in very good excavated condition.
CULTURE: Scandinavian Viking
DATE: c. 9th - 11th century A.D.
SIZE: 29.20mm x 24.55mm x 3.55mm
WEIGHT: 2.98 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection
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