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    Posted 5 years ago

    Veronika
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    This was bought at a shop and it was suggested that it was from the Victorian era. It looks as if it was made in a mold and the pin is rather crude. The marking appears to be 'pins.8568.' Silver content or stock number? I'd like to know where and when it was made. I find it a bit creepy.

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      It's "830S" which means 830 silver. I can't see what is in front of those numbers. Continental, made in one of these countries:

      Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland or Portugal

      http://www.925-1000.com/a_Standards.html
    2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      Not Victorian.
    3. Veronika, 5 years ago
      Yes, now that you mention it, Scandinavian origin makes sense.
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      That design looks very Scandinavian.

      Check out this one :
      http://www.arcticselection.com/historical-icelandic-jewelry/viking-dragon-brooch-urnes-style/
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Snakes of Urnes.
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      "The Urnes Style was the last phase of Scandinavian animal art during the second half of the 11th century and in the early 12th century. The Urnes Style is named after the northern gate of the Urnes stave church in Norway, but most objects in the style are runestones in Uppland, Sweden, which is why some scholars prefer to call it the Runestone style.

      The style is characterized by slim and stylised animals that are interwoven into tight patterns. The animals heads are seen in profile, they have slender almond-shaped eyes and there are upwardly curled appendages on the noses and the necks."

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viking_art
    7. Veronika, 5 years ago
      Thank you! I had never heard of this until now. The internet has some examples of pendants with this motif. I loved the series "The Vikings" from a few years ago.

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