Large Finely Detailed Thor Hammer (Mjöllnir) Viking Amulet

Large Finely Detailed Thor Hammer (Mjöllnir) Viking Amulet

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    Featuring an interlacing stylized dragon with knotwork ornamentation on one side and basketry style hatching on the reverse, this is a truly exquisite Mjöllnir which would be appreciated by any Vikings aficionado, or by anybody with Scandinavian heritage – a real beauty. It’s BIG (4.6cm x 3.3cm) and heavy. It comes with a 60cm platted double leather thong with clasp. We also include a high quality (13cm x 9.5cm) beige cloth gift bag. If you’ve been looking for a superlative Thor’s Hammer pendent in regular metal, then this one won’t disappoint.

    Over 1000 of these Mjöllnir amulets have been found across Northern Europe,  they were traditionally described as being representations of the Hammer of Thor, but nobody was too sure until the discovery of a 10th century Viking Mjöllnir artifact solved the long-running mystery. The pendants  appear to depict hammers, which historians have linked to the Norse god Thor. However, this could not be concluded with certainty as their shapes are not conclusive, and none of them contained inscriptions revealing their identity. 

    However, another similar pendant was recently (2014) found in Købelev, on the Danish island of Lolland, which is the first one to be discovered with an inscription. The runic text reads “Hmar x is”, which translates to “this is a hammer”.  Cast in bronze, and likely plated with silver, tin and gold, the 1,100-year-old pendant shows that Thor’s myth deeply influenced Viking jewellery, and that the traditional interpretation of these amulets was correct.

    According to Norse mythology, Thor is a hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, the protection of mankind, and also hallowing, healing and fertility. Thor is a prominently mentioned god throughout the recorded history of the Germanic peoples, from the Roman occupation of regions of Germania, to the tribal expansions of the Migration Period, to his high popularity during the Viking Age, when, in the face of the process of the Christianization of Scandinavia, the Mjölnir amulets were worn in defiance and Norse pagan personal names containing the name of the god bear witness to his popularity.

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    1. Great quality piece

      My delivery took just under a week to get. Very happy with the workmanship and quality. on 17th Dec 2020

    2. Looks Amazing!

      Bought this piece for my partner as a gift and he absolutely loves it! Has a decent weight to it and it’s really detailed! Guarantee you will not find a better piece at this price point on 3rd Dec 2020

    3. Satisfied

      Very impressed with the detail and overall looks. Surprised with the weight but equally impressed with knowing that it is there to remind me. I removed it from the supplied leather band as I wasn't able to trust the clasp attachments. Transferred it to my Sterling silver box chain with confidence. on 12th Nov 2020

    4. Hasn't arrived

      Still awaiting delivery.Order says shipped no tracking has been given. This was a test piece to see if I would order any more from your store. it has been almost two weeks with no information given and no return email from customer care.
      [Note from The Medieval Shoppe: This happened during the 2020 COVID19 outbreak during postal delays, client is in a semi-remote area, the other side of the country. We did have a telephone conversation with him. Item was received by him the next day.]
      on 13th Jul 2020

    5. Solid product but a few faults

      So I brought this product about a week ago shipping was very quick and price is deffintly worth it. The hammer itself is great quality and heavier then it looks! My only fault with this product was the leather strap / chain it came on. It broke on the second day I had it on but after a new chain was put in place of the old one I've had no issues. If you had a chain laying around and don't mind if you used it with this pendant then you've got no worries and I would recommend to get it. on 22nd Jun 2019

    6. Thor hammer amulet

      Very high quality and incredible detailed amulet. Very happy with the price and fast delivery on 17th Jul 2018

    7. High Quality Thor's Hammer

      This piece is beautifully made and very high quality.
      At this price point it can't be beaten.
      In my opinion this is a better looking Mjollnir than some other more high profile, and more expensive, brands.
      I really like it and wear it often!
      on 17th Jul 2018

    8. Good value

      There are possibly better Thor's Hammers out there but you would be paying one hell of a lot more for them. For the cost of this hammer the quality is quite good. I was certainly not disappointed in any way. Good value and a good product for the price. The product was shipped and arrived really quickly which was fantastic. Thank you. on 24th Dec 2017

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