This small pewter hammer dates from the 10th century and was found on the Danish island of Lolland. It is the only one to be found with the runic inscription which says, 'Hamar Is'. The spelling is interesting because the letter A is missing and the S is reversed- presumably to make the design more symmetrical, or that their spelling was not particularly good. The inscription is also upside down, so it must be read when it is held with the head upwards. The design on the front has been interpreted from the original and appears to show a bird-like face in the Borre style

"Hamar Is" Thor Pendant

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