Antique & Medieval jewellery items


12th century Medieval Russian Viking Needle Case pendant in Bronze original at Leningrad Museum

including Registered mail postage with Signature and Extra Cover Insurance for value $500

SKU: 23PB Russian Medieval Needle case pendant Bronze Categories: , , , , ,
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Our jewellery items of the medieval period are no art copies. The casts are authentic replicas prepared from handcrafted originals reproduced in the according antique style (Celtic, Byzantine, Gothic or Viking)
This Pendant was custom-made in 925Ag Sterling Silver as Medieval Russian Viking Needle Case from 12th century Dark Ages reproduced from a photo, original at the Leningrad Hermitage Museum
Bronze cast. Length 7 cm
Culture of Ancient Rus. 12th century
Barrow, formerly Olonetsk Province, Lodeinopolsky District, the Village of Nikolshchina Russia
Source of Entry:   Leningrad Institute of History and Linguistics. 1932

Each of the 15 pieces of the pendant is cast in 925Ag Sterling Silver or Bronze, total length 7.5cm extending to 5.3cm width
7 double links looking like swivels attached to an open tube with Viking spiral decoration,
carrying 7 bell shapes, believed to ward off evil or have been used in Medieval times to attach several threaded bead hangings.
Treasured hand-carved bone sewing needles were wrapped in a piece of cloth and stuck into the tube, which firmly held it in place and were always at hand as sewing kit.
The pendant is attached in three places to a doubled flat black leather strip with adjustable knot closure.
23BS   bells separately available as pendant in Silver   $8.25 each
23BB   bells separately available as pendant in Bronze $5.75 each
We also use the double links as chain between two cloak pins.
Jewellery items can be made by request in different materials, e.g.: 9ct, 14ct or 18ct Yellow gold, White gold Rose Gold, Silver, Palladium or Platinum (please ask for quote)
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