Jelling cup



In the 10th century, King Gorm reigned the empire of the danish vikings. The capital of his territory was Jelling in Denmark,

where he  was burried in pagan manners after his death in 958 AD in a large mound.


The northern mound was opened in the 19th century by untrained workers, later supported by archaeological experts. The

excavators discovered a wooden burial chamber, built for 2 persons, probably king Gorm and his wife Thyra. It was obvious

that the chamber had been robbed in ancient times, there where only a few grave goods left, and no traces of the bodies were

found. The most impressive find was a small cup of massive silver, decorated in animal style (Jelling Style). The first excavators

had the opinion that the grave robbers had been failed to see the small beaker, which was probably the personal property of

king Gorm. It is also possible to interpret the cup as Christian , because of the wine grape decoration . But Wine grape decoration

exists since the Iron Age as a sybol of wealth and hospitality .

Our reproduction in the same size and weight of the orginal is a very detailled and authentic work also for higher expectations.
In the past some of our replicas were copied abroad and sold for cheaper prices in a worse quality. To make our work

recognizeable, we decided to change a minor part of the cup in an artistic way. Decorations made by Thoke Fischer.

Our reproduction in the same size and weight of the orginal is a very detailled and authentic work also for higher expectations.

In the past some of our replicas were copied abroad and sold for cheaper prices in a worse quality . To make our work recognizeable,

we decided to change a minor part of the cup in an artistic way. Decorations made by Thoke Fischer.


Handcrafted of massive 925 SILVER , with blackened decorations .
Weight approx. 130g , height 4,4 cm , capacity approx. 35 ml   New: Gilding of the inside included!

Informations of the National Museum Copenhagen for the Jelling Cup:
http://jelling.natmus.dk/om-jelling/jellingbaegeret/

Jelling cup SILVER

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