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 1 1/2”, of tapered form. It is hand-decorated in three ranks, by a Viking craftsman, 1000 years ago!  The upper is a Y form on the hatched field, probably a rune with supernatural significance. Below are addorsed fields of characteristic curvilinear form on hatched grounds. It has been professionally refurbished with a silver overlay restored and mounted to a Sterling silver neck chain for modern wear. It comes with certification of authenticity, and gift boxed.
Stock Number: A8080

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