RARE VIKING VOTIVE AXE C.900-1000 AD
Silvered bronze scaled to about 1 3/16" height. Bearded bit of fanciful form with double back end. The front flared and scalloped. Central circular hole and a pair of smaller piercings at the front tip. 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.