Gold Horn Pendant , Gold Plated


US: $225,00
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Beautiful and interesting appendages, if the publisher is the big gold horn from about 400 century. The Golden Horn was decorated with depictions of animals and mythical creatures, and with a runic inscription, which reads: "I Lægæst, son of Holte, made this horn". Presumably , the horn was used in cultic context, perhaps as a drinking horn. The two golden horns were found in Gallehus by Møgeltønder , the first long golden horns of the girl Kirsten Svendsdatter in 1639. The second, short horns were found 95 years later by smallholder Jerk Lassen. Both horns were given to the crown and came to the Royal Cabinet of Curiosities. From here they were stolen in 1802 by a jeweller, who fused markings them and did include jewellery of gold. After the arrest of the thief was the gold returned by buyers, then again indsmeltedes at the Royal Mint. How vanished golden horns agree last bit, about 7.5 kg . gold in total. The Golden Horn is reconstructed with some uncertainty drawings from the 1600s and 1700s.


Period: Iron Age
Material: Gold plated and black leather lace up
Dimensions ( WxH ) in cm : 6.5 x 1.5 Leather Cord: about 55 cm