Seller: picardiantiques (96) 94.9%, Location: Clinton Township, Michigan, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 222034953362 Viking Ringjarn, C800-1000 AD [ 09-455] Forged iron ring which represented the spirit of an enemy which was ritually killed by throwing against or smashing with rocks. Large example, 3" diameter tapered to the ends which are twisted around each other. A single break about an inch from the twist and another partial fracture opposite. Those breaks constitute a successful sacrifice and the symbolic death of the enemy. Rare in any form, this example is especially large and unusually intact.