VIKING GILT BRONZE BEAD, 9TH-10TH CENTURY

$115.00

Elegant elongated barrel shape with thickened edges. 10.7mm (0.42‰۝) length, with its original connecting loop. with multiple beads and pendants combined. Originally part of a large and elaborate necklace or pectoral with multiple beads and pendants combined. Originally gilt with the 24karat gold now restored. Beads were valued more than gold to Vikings and they produced them as well as pillaged and ransomed for them. In the 10th century, Vikings went to Indonesia specifically to procure a ransom of their legendary miniature beads.

Item ID: B4111

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VIKING GILT BRONZE BEAD, 9TH-10TH CENTURY

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