Scandinavian Viking Silver Bracelet

Scandinavian Viking Silver Bracelet

Code: 10751

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This is an ancient Scandinavian silver bracelet, dating to the 8th - 10th century A.D. The bracelet is formed from a rod of silver, the ends hammered to form spayed terminals. It is decorated with punched annulets and pointillé work, though the decorative design is quite worn. This type of bracelet was popular throughout the Scandinavian Iron-Age, being found in treasure hoards and as single losses. This example is in excellent condition with good metal, so likely once kept in a hoard deposit or a river find.

OBJECT: Bracelet

CULTURE: Viking Iron-Age

DATE: c. 8th - 10th century A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver

SIZE: 62mm x 66mm x 5mm

WEIGHT:  27.5 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection, found near Tuula in Estonia.