MIDGARDSORMR, Viking Torques, silver

2-3 weeks
(catalogue number: SBR447)

Hand twisted Viking torque with Midgardsormr, the Norse sea dragon. The beast head design is inspired by migration Period golden bracteates, Vendel era helmet plates and Germanic Iron Age bird-shaped brooches, found in Uppsala, Valsgärde and Sutton Hoo.

According to the Norse mythology Odin threw the sea serpent into the ocean. The serpent grew so large that it was able to surround the earth and grasp its own tail. During Ragnarök the beast will cause a deluge resulting in submersion of the world. Afterward, the world will resurface anew.

  • Material sterling silver
  • Size of beast head 1.1 x 3 cm
  • Weight depends on the size

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