This pretty pewter pendant symbolises a Viking period Key. It would have been worn by women 1000 years ago to show that they were in charge of the household and the land. It meant that they were in control of all locked items – like the house and the chests of jewellery and money. It was the women and not their husbands who were in control of such things.
This pendant is acceptable for use in a number of historical re-enactment groups. It is supplied on a jump ring and suspended from a length of black, waxed cord and ready to wear. It may be worn around the neck, or you could also remove the cord and affix to a string of beads between a pair of oval brooches.
It weighs 7g, and is handmade in Scotland.
Dimensions: 22 mm x 46 mm