VIKING WOMAN’S WEDDING RING 866-1067 AD
Copper, size 6. Medium width band with well-rounded face. Cast with a central core to facilitate the flow of the molten metal. The core then removed with remnants remaining. Dark patina with slight imperfections. Vikings were master metallurgists and the use of unalloyed copper is specific to Viking culture. Alloying to bronze provides greater strength and durability, so the choice to not do so must have had significance, probably spiritual, to the maker. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.