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erm1969

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Silver pendant, possibly Norse?
« on: July 24, 2019, 06:04:21 PM »
Hi all, I found this silver artefact on sheep pasture in Argyll yesterday. I've asked around and the consensus is that it may be Norse. The inset piece is not a stone, but appears to be fossilised ivory, such as walrus tusk etc. There is a break at the end, probably where a hanging loop/mounting point would have been.
I'm struggling to find anything similar, so any comments would be most welcome.
I will be sending details to TT soon!
Cheers Ewan

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Re: Silver pendant, possibly Norse?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2019, 09:08:53 PM »
Can't add any info but cracking find!  Well done.
Mike
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Re: Silver pendant, possibly Norse?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2019, 07:19:30 AM »
Nice find ! looks old .. one for TT to I.D.  :)

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Re: Silver pendant, possibly Norse?
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2019, 09:58:25 AM »
Great find pal let's hope TT shed some light on it it's defo got age.

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Re: Silver pendant, possibly Norse?
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2019, 10:22:44 AM »

 SUPERB find, looks very interesting, def one for TT, let us know what they report back on this,

 Bill

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Re: Silver pendant, possibly Norse?
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2019, 07:27:39 PM »
Those animal heads look like deer, with the spots on their hides that may indicate Fallow Deer, which are not native to Scotland. The Fallow Deer are thought to have been introduced by the Normans, ergo - this may be a Norman artefact. Worth digging into! Excellent stuff, please keep us posted.