Iron Nail Pendant

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Pendant made by an old nail (18th-19th cent.) mounted on olive tree wood base. On the rear side the inscription  in old norse (Rök runes script) ” Trek ok hugr /Strenght and Courage” (also meaning “hold on!” or “don’t give up!”).
In many ancient cultures cold iron had the power to drive away evil spirits and break spells from elves, fairies and witches.

Pendente ricavato da un vecchio chiodo risalente al 18°-19° secolo incastonato su una base di legno di olivo. Sul retro la scritta in norreno (rune di Rök) ” Trek ok hugr /Forza e coraggio” ( valido anche come incitamento…).
In molte culture antiche, al ferro era attribuita la capacità di scacciare gli spiriti maligni e distruggere gli incantesimi prodotti da elfi, fate e streghe.

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