RARE VIKING VOTIVE AXE C.900-1000 AD
Silvered bronze in the form of the iconic Viking battle axe scaled to about 1 3/4". Bearded bit with a circle surrounded by dots decoration. Lined support to the hooded top socket. Over 1000 years old, made for ritual use, probably meant to be broken by throwing against a rock as were ringjarn as was the tradition shown on the Larbro Stone. Genuine original with some surface wear from burial, professionally refurbished and silvered. On a new sterling silver chain for modern wear.