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VTG St. Olav Father Nidaros (Cathedral) Sterling Silver Pin Brooch Nor - $20 (Chico)

VTG St. Olav Father Nidaros (Cathedral) Sterling Silver Pin Brooch Nor 1 thumbnailVTG St. Olav Father Nidaros (Cathedral) Sterling Silver Pin Brooch Nor 2 thumbnail
.925 sterling silver pin or pendant, measuring just a hair under 2" in the longest dimension.

Marked on back "Fra. Nidaros" but this depicts St. Olav (Haraldsson). Before Sainthood, he was a deposed Norwegian king who returned to Norway on horseback with his army to reclaim his throne. The only thing he managed to accomplish was hastening himself and a good chunk of his men to an early grave.

However, at his burial site, a number of miracles were reported to have occurred, leading fairly quickly to his sainthood status.

Hence, former king once removed now saint Olav.

Pin, or pendant, is in nice vintage condition. Well cast and marked on back, in Norwegian I presume.

post id: 7741089437

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