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Another refgerence can be found in : Pagan zoomorphic pendants ancient Russia 10 -14 centuries." V.E.Korshun. Vol.#3
see figures: M4 - M16
They come from: 1) the Kurgan group Sednief near Chernigov province and county; 2) Gnezdovo treasure 1868 .; 3) village Cornflowers Vladimir province; 4) City Tags (Gotland, Sweden), burial 762; 5) Segisty, coming Barva, Zedermanland, Sweden, burial; 6) The town of Prenzlau, Northern Germany. Somehow, this list does not hit the suspension of the mounds in the Mykolaiv Belogorsoy desert (now the village Gornali) Sudzhansky region Kursk region, found during excavations DY Samokvasov more in 1872 (3). More significant finding looks like pendants in the Vitebsk region, made in 2009. It should be noted that the appendage is made of silver and coated with gold.
Excessively Rare Viking 'Odin' Bronze Pendant
Copper alloy, 1.17 grams, 22.93 mm. Circa 10th century AD. A small round disc pendant depicting the gruesome image of Odin peering out from between two skeletal birds, Hugin and Munin (Thought and Memory), his arms around the necks and he’s clutching them by the breast. The bodies of both birds appear to be representing shields, this could symbolize Odin taking the bodies of men fallen in battle. Odin was also called All-father because he was father of all gods, he was also known as Valfather (father of the slain) because all who fell in battle became his adopted sons. An excessively rare item in very fine condition. Ex old European collection.
See publication also in Minerva Magazine - The International Review of Ancient Art & Archaeology of november/december 2011
p. 21, item 7:
An interesting reference to this kind of pendants can be found here:
Also take a look at the example found in England:
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