Finnish medieval jewelry

Finnish medieval jewelry

1. Treasure of Tiurinlinna, Karelia (12th century).

The treasure contains 11 filigransilver pearls, silver necklace and head net and two arabic coins (used as pendants). 

2. Jewelry from Pre-Christian era.

3. More pagan era stuff. Two pendants with Hammer of Thor in the middle

4. Pendants with Christian motifs, probably from 11th-12th century

5. A necklace made of Viking era coins

6. Jewelry with pagan era motifs

7. Neclaces and pendant found from a tomb of a wealthy woman.

8. Treasure of Sysmä

Most of the coins are actually imitations of Arabic and Byzantine originals (10 & 11th century). And as one can see they were weared as a necklace. Scholars believe that coins were buried in the 1050s.

9. Blurry photo of  “the wealthy woman”.

Not much is known about her, except that she was 165-170 cm tall and approximately 45 years old.

National Museum of Finland , October 2018