This sterling silver bangle or arm ring is inspired by the original tenth century Viking bangles on display in the Treasury exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, Kildare St, Dublin. It was commissioned by the Museum from Breda Haugh, Dublin jeweller and goldsmith, is crafted from sterling silver and is hallmarked at Dublin Castle. The Vikings wore silver jewellery as a display of wealth and arm rings or bangles especially could also serve as a form of wearable currency. Dimensions: Width 7.3cm Height 6cm. Sliding comfortably over a hand measuring 9cm in width across the knuckles, it can be compressed slightly to allow some tightening for wearing around the wrist. This bangle is expandable to allow it to fit a slightly larger or smaller wrist or arm. Weight 490g.