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Viking gold jewelry will shine in New York auction, Aug. 25

Though the notion is not complete and utter bunk, Vikings generally didn’t wear helmets with horns on them. They did wear jewelry, however, and their jewelry is remarkably fine and sophisticated for a group of people (not a nation – there’s no such place as Vikland) from medieval Scandinavia who made their mark on history through piracy and raiding. The beauty and the craftsmanship of Viking jewelry belies the violence and cruelty of those who first donned them.

On August 25, starting at 2 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will stage an 132-lot sale that showcases Viking, Ancient, & Medieval Jewelry.

Viking coil ring, est. $350-$450

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Jasper52 showcases Viking, ancient & medieval jewelry, July 28

Jewelry that was created generations before your great-grandparents appeared on the scene isn’t just alluring or beautiful. Nor are these pieces mere baubles. See them with the right mindset, and they become vehicles for time travel. Jewelry from Roman, Viking, and medieval times show us how styles endure and change, and how the drive to adorn the body with art made from precious metal links us to people we can never otherwise know.

On July 28, kicking off at 2 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will stage an 135-lot auction of Viking, Ancient, & Medieval Jewelry.

Silver Viking pendant, estimated at $275-$350

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No swords required: fight for Viking treasures online, May 12

Vikings get a bad rap. Of course, some of that is deserved; there’s no nice, polite way to raid a village. But the long-ago, long-vanished people who called themselves Vikings – the Scandinavians who reside in what is now Denmark, Sweden, and Norway – behaved in ways that might seem surprising. Archaeologists now believe Vikings bathed as often as once a week, in contrast to their southern European counterparts. It makes sense, then, that Vikings liked to adorn their bodies with alluring jewelry. Jasper52‘s Viking, Ancient, & Medieval Jewelry sale, which begins at 2 pm Eastern time on May 12, provides ample evidence of this last fact.

24K Viking gold coil ring, estimated at $400-$500

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Viking jewelry starring in March 4 online auction

Jasper52 will conduct an online auction of nearly 100 lots of Viking, ancient and medieval jewelry on Wednesday, March 4. The jewelry dates back to the 8th-15th centuries when the Vikings sailed the sea and roamed the land. Included are rings, sorcerer’s amulets and pendants that hold symbolic meaning in their shapes, often embodying the great strength of Viking warriors who bore them.

Viking heart ring, circa 900-1050 A.D., size 9½, professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored. Estimate: $275-$325. Jasper52 image

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Jasper52 launches fresh wave of medieval jewelry May 8

Seventy-five lots of Viking and medieval jewelry are offered in an online auction conducted by Jasper52 on Wednesday, May 8. Featured are rings, amulets and pendants once worn by Viking warriors, sorcerers, Crusaders and pilgrims during the Middle Ages. Most of the objects have been professionally refurbished with gold or silver overlay for contemporary use.

Viking warrior’s coil ring, 9th-10th century, 3¾ turns, size 9¾, 3¾. Estimate: $700-$900. Jasper52 image

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Medieval jewelry auction Dec. 12 contains Viking artifacts

Medieval jewelry, including Viking items, comprise a Jasper52 online auction to be conducted Wednesday, Dec. 12. These striking pieces date back to the 8th-15th centuries when the Vikings roamed both sea and land. Warriors’ rings, sorcerers’ amulets and pendants hold symbolic meaning in their shapes, often embodying the great strength of Vikings who bore them.

Viking warrior’s ring, circa 866-1067, size 10, gilt bronze professionally refurbished with the gold surface restored. Estimate: $200-$250. Jasper52 image

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Viking jewelry in Aug. 1 auction comes ready to wear

Rings, amulets and pendants dating back to the 8th through the 15th centuries – many of them made and worn by Vikings – will be sold in a Jasper52 auction on Wednesday, Aug. 1. The symbolic meaning in their shapes often embodies the great strength of Viking warriors who bore them. Also offered will be jewelry items worn by ancient Romans as well as early Christians.

Early Christian pilgrim’s ring, 7th-10th century, size 9, professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored for contemporary wear. Estimate: $250-$300. Jasper 52 image

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Viking jewelry refurbished, ready to wear in May 23 auction

Viking jewelry—warrior’s rings, sorcerer’s amulets and heart pendants—are mixed with ancient Roman and medieval Christian jewelry in a Jasper52 online auction on Wednesday, May 23. Many of the items date back to the eighth century through 10th century when Vikings roamed both sea and land.

Viking lunar/astrological gilt bronze pendant, circa 900-1000, 1¼ in. high. Estimate: $360-$480. Jasper52 image

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Bold Viking jewelry in Feb. 28 auction ready to wear

Viking warriors roamed northern Europe from the eighth to late 11th centuries. While gaining much notoriety as raiders, they were also farmers, traders and explorers, and the craftsmanship seen in their jewelry demonstrates considerable artistic skill. Jasper52 will present an online auction of nearly 100 lots of authentic Viking and medieval jewelry – all professionally refurbished and ready to wear – on Wednesday, Feb. 28.

Viking lunar eclipse pendant, A.D. 850-1050, gilt bronze, 7/8 in. wide. Estimate: $825-$1,100. Jasper52 image

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Viking, Roman jewelry paired in Jasper52 auction Jan. 31

Ancient Roman and medieval jewelry, including iconic Viking items, comprise a Jasper52 online auction to be held Jan. 31. These striking pieces of jewelry are enriched with history as well as beauty.

Viking women’s coil bracelet 9th-10th century, 2 ¾ in inside diameter, gilt bronze, Estimate $600-$800. Jasper52 image

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