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1,500-Year-Old Gold Amulet Unearthed in Denmark

Monday, December 12, 2016

Denmark Odin TreasureLOLLAND, DENMARK—A local man and his two sons have found a range of gold items on the Danish island of Lolland, according to a report in The Local Denmark. Included in the find was a bracteate, or thin gold medallion dating to the Germanic Iron Age. Archaeologists at the Museum Lolland-Falster believe the amulet includes an image of the Nordic god Odin. “Even though it is a previously known type, it is a rare and exciting discovery,” said museum spokeswoman Marie Brinch. “Throughout history there have only been three found on Lolland, the latest in 1906, and in all of Northern Europe there are only around 1,000 of them.” Also found with the amulet were another gold pendant, a gold ring, and a number of pieces of silver. To read about another discovery in Denmark, go to “Bronze Age Bride.”

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