Just under 1/2” diameter. 7/8” long with about 1/4” stringing hole. Cast, of cylindrical form with swelled middle and thickened ends. Originally gilt with the gold now restored. Beads were valued more than gold to Vikings and the produced them as well as pillaged and ransomed for them. In the 10th century, they went to Indonesia specifically to procure a ransom of their legendary miniature beads. These large beads are suitable for modern bead creations or worn singly. Rare form.

Stock Number: FNS9251

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