Viking Arm Ring Re-Imagined


Here’s another artisan taking inspiration from archaeology: Ted Bouck made the above arm ring out of brass sheet, punch-decorated and silver-plated it. Ted comments, “I left the perimeter wave from stamping because I liked the organic look. The diamond with dot inside is a period stamp, though not from the York armring. I did not want to make my armring an exact duplicate.” He is currently working with new versions of the Small Punched type of domed oblong brooch that was common in south-east Sweden in the early 8th century.


Below is the original: a gold arm ring from the Vale of York hoard, dated tpq AD 927, now in the British Museum.



7 thoughts on “Viking Arm Ring Re-Imagined

  1. I recently learned that Kalevala-koru has been in business since some time before WW2, which means that there are now archaeologists excavating sites about the age of the first Kalevala-koru replicas, haha! And I’ve also seen Oscarian/Victorian replicas of Swedish Viking Period jewellery…


  2. Hello,

    I have an information-blog with historical themes, now I wanted to ask if I could use the picture of the vale of york hoard bangle for a blog-text about viking jewelry?

    Best wishes,



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