The crystal creature from Obbekær
– a hedgehog from the Viking Age? From 8. October.
It is obvious that the owner of the little pendant loved it.
We can see from the wear and tear on it that he or she often had it hanging round their neck.
So it must also have been a sad day when the owner realised that he or she had lost the piece of jewellery forever.
Thanks to a skilled metal detector operator, it reappeared.
It was cleaned and thoroughly photographed and, for a period of time, everyone can see the pendant in the Museum, where we are also showing excellent magnifications of the delicate details.
Is it a hedgehog? Judge for yourself.