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 Larbo Stone, was thought to destroy the spirits of enemies. Similarly, Viking weapons and accoutrements were broken for burial with their owners. This is the broken end of a fine Viking warrior's bronze bracelet. It is about 1 1/8” x 5/8” and decorated with panels of geometry. It has been professionally refurbished with a pure silver overlay and mounted to a polished leather neck cord for modern wear. It comes with certification of authenticity, and gift boxed.