Seller: wholesalelots (2,524) 100%, Location: Phoenix, Oregon, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 222115330692 Condition: Patina from age, just beautiful., Material: Bronze, Provenance: Bought in Norway, Details: ANCIENT SOLID BRONZE AUTHENTIC VIKING ARM RING Solid Bronze or Silver objects are intrinsically valued by all people around the world. This is why coins were made of silver and bronze metal. The Viking Arm Ring was a symbol of one's loyalty to his Earl or Noble Leader. An Arm Ring made of Bronze was worn by most of the Viking Warriors. Bronze was valued because of its durability and beauty. During the time of the Vikings (793 A.D. to 1066 A.D.) jewelry such as arm rings were worn to display one's loyalty and wealth and was often buried with them to be enjoyed in their after life. This Baltic Region or Viking Solid Bronze Arm Ring can be adjusted down in size to fit most men's wrists. Because of age you must be careful, very old bronze can become brittle. With older pieces, it's best not to adjust size up wards very much or very often. The outer dimensions of this arm ring are approx. 3 1/4" in diameter with an inner diameter of about 2 7/8". We have images of the arm ring on an adult males' wrist as well as next to a U.S. quarter to help give you a better idea of the actual size. It was hand forged from a solid piece of bronze and weighs 51 grams. We are not sure of the exact age of this piece, but it falls somewhere between 793 A.D. and 1066 A.D.. This Wonderful Piece can be worn as a Wrist Ring (Bracelet), an Arm Band or simply enjoyed as a Display Item.Please take a good look at all of our images. Make sure the item is right for you as we want you to be satisfied with our vintage and antique items. If you have any questions, be sure to contact us BEFORE placing your bid. We'll answer as quickly as possible. We've recently decided to sell some of the antique items that we've held onto for all this time. We're getting up in years and it’s time to thin out the majority of our collection to help pay for our living expenses. We see sellers on Ebay and other internet sites offering similar articles for several times our asking price. Why would you pay such high prices when you can buy from us at a fraction of the price? Shipping within the USA including Tracking will be $7.95. Shipping to most foreign countries will be $19.95. Shipping to Canada will be $13.95. Please email us if you have any questions before placing your bid. If you wish to save on postage for multiple purchases please wait for our invoice or send 1 payment for your purchases. Be sure to view our full inventory of items on our Ebay Store!