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 end of a fine Viking warrior's bronze bracelet, deliberately broken off. It is about 1 1/4” x 1/2”. It is hand-decorated in bands ranks, by a Viking craftsman, 1000 years ago!  A narrow medial separates two dentil-edged panels, each with repeated crescents, forming a curtain motif. It has been professionally refurbished with a 24karat gold overlay restored and mounted to a gilt neck chain for modern wear. It comes with certification of authenticity, and gift boxed.
Stock Number: A6343

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