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VIKING GILT BRONZE BEAD, 866-1067 AD - Picardi Jewelers
VIKING GILT BRONZE BEAD, 866-1067 AD - Picardi Jewelers
VIKING GILT BRONZE BEAD, 866-1067 AD - Picardi Jewelers
VIKING GILT BRONZE BEAD, 866-1067 AD - Picardi Jewelers

VIKING GILT BRONZE BEAD, 866-1067 AD

A9622

Regular price $65.00 Sale

10.8mm, well over 3/8” diameter. Cast, of squat barrel form, originally gilt with the 24karat gold now restored. The surface is textured from burial. Beads were valued more than gold to Vikings and they produced them as well as pillaged and ransomed for them. In the 10th century, they went to Indonesia specifically to procure a ransom of their legendary miniature beads. These large beads were made by Vikings and are suitable for modern bead creations.