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Important Viking Twisted Silver Neck Torc

$4,995.00
Northern Europe, Viking/Norse culture, ca. 700 to 1000 CE. A huge necklace/torc (torque, torq) made of a hammered sheet of silver that has been twisted into a broad spiral. This must have been made for someone with a large neck! Vikings hoarded precious metals, especially silver, to a great degree; for example, in Viking Scotland alone, we know of thirty-one Viking age hoards containing silver - and those are just the ones we know about - while Viking Ireland has nearly double that! Silver necklaces of all sizes were often included in hoards, and functioned as a wearable form of currency. Gorgeous and wearable. Weight 93.55 grams. Size: 8.9" W (22.6 cm)

Condition: Choice

Provenance: Ex-Private LA County collection formed over the period between 1980 and 2000.

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