Based on Base Plate of Drum Brooch, Tandgarve, Sweden.
Metal: 925 silver
Weight: 16 g (056 oz)
Size: 35 mm (1.37 inch)
Chain not come with the pendant.
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Odin was often associated with ravens. Examples include depictions of figures often identified as Odin appear flanked with two birds on a 6th-century bracteate and on a 7th-century helmet plate from Vendel, Sweden. In later Norse mythology, Odin is depicted as having two ravens Huginn and Muninn serving as his eyes and ears – Huginn being referred to as thought and Muninn as memory. Each day the ravens fly out from Hliðskjálf and bring Odin news from Midgard.
The raven was a common device used by the Vikings. Ragnar Lodbrok had a raven banner called Reafan, embroidered with the device of a raven. It was said that if this banner fluttered, Lodbrok would carry the day, but if it hung lifeless the battle would be lost. King Harald Hardrada also had a raven banner, called Landeythan (land-waster). The bird also appears in the folklore of the Isle of Man, a former Viking colony, and it is used as a symbol on their coat of arms.
The Vendel era is right before the viking ere which spanned from 793 AD - 1042 AD (Sometimes set to 850 AD - 1050 AD).
The Vendel era started 550 AD and ended 793 AD and was right after the Migration Period.
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