Gilt bronze. Broad band, 4.4mm with rounded face. 0.39” (10.0mm) inside dimension. Cast with a central core to distribute the metal and heat. The core than laboriously removed by hand and the remnants are visible. The use of beard rings by Viking warriors is well documented but surviving examples are rare. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold overlay restored and gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.