10th-11th century AD. 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 woman warrior's silver bracelet. It is about 1" x 1/2" shaped like a duck’s foot which had supernatural significance. The edges are raised with a curvilinear pattern within, showing wear from use. It is a woman’s bracelet, broken in the funerary process. It is well documented that women fought along side men and women’s burials containing swords, other weapons and armor are documented. The surface is textured from burial. It was handcrafted by a Viking artisan 1000 years ago! It has been professionally refurbished with the silver surface restored, and mounted to a Sterling silver 18” neck chain for modern wear. It comes with certification of authenticity, and gift boxed.