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Viking era Strap Adornment with Axe Pendents, c. 10th-12th Cent

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Viking era Strap Adornment with Axe Pendents, c. 10th-12th Century AD

Silvered copper alloy; for reference, the longer piece seen in the photo is 27mm x 1mm, total weight of both pieces is 1.3gm!

The two axe pendent rings have been replaced as they were rotting away.

Ground found in Hungary near the Danube river, such delicate reminders of the Viking presence in the Danube area are extremely rare.

So rare, in fact, all we can really tell you for sure is that it is Viking. We're calling it a 'strap adornment' but it's true use is problematic; your guess is as good as ours.