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'Hammer Is' Danish Thor's Hammer

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This small hammer dates from the 10th century and was found on the Danish island of Lolland. It is the only one to be found with a runic inscription, which says 'Hammer Is' (HAMAR + IS). The spelling is interesting, as a letter A is missing, and the S is reversed- presumably by the jeweller to make the design more symmetrical, or that their spelling was not very good.

The inscription is also upside down when the hammer is suspended, so the inscription is presumably meant to be read when it is held with the head upwards.

The design on the front has been interpreted from the original and appears to show a bird-like face in the Borre style.

Our pewter Viking 'Hamar Is' Danish Thor's Hammer pendant is cast and hand finished by us in Scotland. It comes with a length of black waxed cord and is presented on a pendant card.

Pendant Length: 2.3cm
Pendant Width: 1.9cm
Weight: 7.5g
Material: Pewter, black waxed cord

All sizes are approximate and may vary slightly from piece to piece.

SKU: AV035

Availability: In stock

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This small hammer dates from the 10th century and was found on the Danish island of Lolland. It is the only one to be found with a runic inscription, which says 'Hammer Is' (HAMAR + IS). The spelling is interesting, as a letter A is missing, and the S is reversed- presumably by the jeweller to make the design more symmetrical, or that their spelling was not very good.

The inscription is also upside down when the hammer is suspended, so the inscription is presumably meant to be read when it is held with the head upwards.

The design on the front has been interpreted from the original and appears to show a bird-like face in the Borre style.

Our pewter Viking 'Hamar Is' Danish Thor's Hammer pendant is cast and hand finished by us in Scotland. It comes with a length of black waxed cord and is presented on a pendant card.

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Brand Asgard
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Pendant Length: 2.3cm
Pendant Width: 1.9cm
Weight: 7.5g
Material: Pewter, black waxed cord

All sizes are approximate and may vary slightly from piece to piece.

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