ANCIENT VIKING BRACELET, C.900-1050 AD
Gilt bronze, C form, just under 2 5/8” inside dimension (2.58”). Made by the lost wax casting process with a central core or membrane which distributed the molten metal and heat. The core was then laboriously removed. The face is decorated in five ranks. The center rectangular with a hatched and scroll motif. It’s flanked by lenticular panels of similar decoration. Each end is stepped below a rectangular panel matching the center. All hand engraved by a Viking over 1000 years ago! Surface worn from use and burial with the decoration lightly compromised. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold surface restored. Sound wearable condition and gift boxed with a certification of authenticity.