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, 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". It is hand-decorated by a Viking craftsman, 1000 years ago! It has a line offset from the middle with pattern each side incorporating curved forms, favored by Vikings. The side patterns are similar with one more developed that the other, suggesting a mystical significance based in Viking pagan religion. It is professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold surface restorer, on a gilt neck chain for modern wear. It comes with a certification of authenticity, and gift boxed.