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LOT 1579

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EUR (€) 470 - 700
USD ($) 510 - 760

Current bid: £270 (+bp*)
(7 Bids, Reserve met)

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(7 Bids, Reserve met)   |   Current bid: £270
VIKING AGE SILVER BRACELET WITH PENDANTS AND AMULETS
CIRCA 10TH-12TH CENTURY A.D.
2 3/4 in. (24.1 grams total, bracelet 72.52 mm wide).

With sliding closure, amuletic charms comprising two rolled silver dirhem coins, a 'firesteel' pendant, a beaded ring with two miniature Thor's hammers. [No Reserve]

PROVENANCE:
Ex roperty of a professional collector; acquired before 1990.

PUBLISHED:
Hammond, Aaron, Discovering Jewellery, A Collector's and Investor's Guide, Greenlight Publishing, Ipswich, p.237.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Korshun, V.E. Yazcheskye Priveski Drevnei Rusi X-XIV Vekov, volume I, Moscow, 2012, p.29, fig.4, items 1-10; Arbman, H. Birka I: Die Gräber, Uppsala, 1940, pl.104, items 2-6; Montelius, O. Sveriges Forntid: Atlas I, Stockholm, 1874, pl.174, items 624-627, pl.177, item 638.

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