Exceptional example comprising about a quarter of the bracelet. 10th-11th century AD. This is the broken end of a fine Viking woman warrior's bronze bracelet. It is about 1 ½” x ½”and decorated with medial bands flanked hatched or lattice fields. The surface is lightly worn from use and textured from burial. It was handcrafted by a Viking artisan 1000 years ago! 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. It has been professionally refurbished with a pure silver overlay and mounted to an 18” Sterling silver neck chain for modern wear. It comes with certification of authenticity, and gift boxed.