RARE VIKING WARRIOR’S BRACELET PENDANT NECKLACE, 10th-11th CENTURY AD
Vikings were highly skilled metallurgists, and as a result, breaking metal had supernatural significance for them. Breaking ringjarn (iron rings) as shown on the Larbro Stone in Gotland Sweden, was thought to destroy the spirits of enemies. Similarly, Viking weapons and accouterments were broken for burial with their owners. This is the broken end of a fine Viking warrior’s bronze bracelet. It is about 7/8” x 1/2'” and profusely decorated with panels of geometry. The decoration was done by hand, by a Viking craftsman, 1000 years ago! It has been professionally refurbished with a 24karat gold overlay and mounted on a gilt neck chain for modern wear. It comes with a certification of authenticity and is gift boxed.