Viking bracelet of silver with characteristic punch and dots
Viking silver 'punched decoration' silver bracelet
Viking silver 'punched decoration' silver bracelet
Viking silver 'punched decoration' silver bracelet

 

A wonderful example of a Viking silver bracelet / arm-ring made from a single band of metal, with punched decoration covering the outside of the piece.

 

Found in Northern Norfolk, probably near Burnham Market, 9th or 10th century.

 

Measurements:

 

lenght width : 8 cm broad width from front to back of the bracelet : 5.5 cm

the band itself is 0.5 cm at the terminals and 2 cm at its broadest point in the middle.

the silver band itself is varying in thickness: at one terminal it is 2 mm thick, at the other terminal it is 3 mm thick. In the middle it is nearly 3 mm thick.

 

Its weight I cannot measure, as I have no precise enough weighing scale to do so, but I will do in future at an archeaological service I am familiar with in Holland.

 

The form of the band of metal of the arm-ring looks like an arm-ring wich was found in the Silverdale hoard, although the dots and triangles decoration different.

 

See: http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/silver-viking-king-111215.htm

 

and https://www.theguardian.com/science/2011/dec/14/viking-king-airdeconut-treasure-lancashire

 

 

 

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