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Silver Thor’s Hammer found in Norway

Silver Thor's Hammer norway

Photo: NORTH TRØNDELAG COUNTY

A beautiful silver Thor’s Hammer has been discovered in Norway. Found over the Easter weekend by Magne Øksnes, the hammer is decorated with punched circle motifs and measures 34 mm long by 24 mm wide. It probably dates from the 9th or 10th centuries AD and is an important addition to Norway’s small corpus of 14 Mjölnir.

Hammer pendants such as this one were widely used as religious amulets during the Viking Age, with wearers hoping to invoke the favour of the thunder and fertility god Thor.

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