The longboat figurehead was an important magical charm believed to frighten off supernatural predators just as defensive shields would protect them from human foes. Voyages could be dangerous, and the Vikings sought the guardianship of the dragon symbol for protection and good fortune when away from the home harbour. For safety on journeys.
Carefully and lovingly carved in lead free English pewter, they are provided on a card with a matching 18″ chain and a highly descriptive leaflet that gives the provenance of all 16 Trove of Valhalla pendants.
Measures: 39 x 23mm