Grand Princess Olga of Rus' Shows the Bird: Her 'Christian Falcon' Emblem

  title={Grand Princess Olga of Rus' Shows the Bird: Her 'Christian Falcon' Emblem},
  author={Roman K. Kovalev},
  journal={Russian History-histoire Russe},
  • R. Kovalev
  • Published 2012
  • History
  • Russian History-histoire Russe
This study attempts to interpret the symbols (a falcon “crowned” with a cross, a key, and a Riurikid bident) found on a newly discovered tenth-century trapezoidal pendant from Pskov. Aside from a handful of imitation dirham coins that carry identical images of the falcon, no other parallels of these symbols or their combination have yet been discovered. Based on various sources, it is argued that the pendant was jointly issued to a Rus’ administrator-revenue collector by Grand Princess Olga and… Expand
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