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

View the auction here.

Learn more about the auction on Auction Central News.