Viking Cross Necklace Circa 900’s-1000’s AD


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In the 900s AD there was a period of mass conversion to Christianity by the Viking People.

The Vikings chose Christianity during the 900s for many various reasons. Some converted for the sake of convenience due to the the extensive trade networks with Christian areas of Europe, but also particularly as a result of increasing political and religious pressure from the German empire to the south.

Some converted for political reasons as Christendom made as powerful an ally as it did an enemy. It was easier to negotiate with the states of Europe at that time if you were a Christian leader rather than a Pagan one. Of course once a leader were to convert, his people were encouraged to do the same.

For others this change came more naturally as a choice of the times due to the ever increasing popularity with Christianity within their communities.

This bronze necklace is an example of those earliest conversions.
Due to its size and type it is likely that this necklace would have been worn by a Viking woman.

Still intact even after well over 1000 years this is a truly outstanding piece of medieval history!

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Weight 0.2 kg

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