Viking bronze bangle
10th century AD. A cast D-section bangle with expanding hoop segmented by three-line pelletted collars; the upper section with reserved transverse zigzag bands with pellet detailing, recesses with punched-point ornament; incised and punched trefoil motifs to the lower sections; mounted on a custom-made stand. Cf. the silver bracelet from Orupgård, Denmark, published in Franceschi, G., Asget, J. & Magnus, B. Fuglen, Dyret og Mennesket in Nordisk Jernalderkunst, vol.2 item 1. 169 grams, 12.5 cm including stand (5"). Property of an American collector; acquired before 2000.
Fine condition. Rare.
Image beneath: an overview of the distribution map of this specific kind of bangles on Gotland in the Viking Age.