Scandinavian Viking Oden Harness Mount
This is bold and very stylish harness fitting, dating to the 10th - 11th century A.D. The mount is of a cruciform shape, decorated with a facing head of Oden. The arms are decorated with punched crosses. Such an object may have been attached to a wooden casket, or leather horse harness. The style is very Scandinavian with puched work, though maybe pagan Saxon and the head of Woden.
DATE: c. 10th - 11th century A.D.
MATERIAL: Gold Gilded Bronze
SIZE: 240mm x 35mm x 9mm
WEIGHT: 9.8 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection