A gold ring worn by a Viking leader has been found in a pile of costume jewelry up for an online auction.

Buried in a pile of jewelry was an ancient gold ring that archaeologists say once belonged to a powerful Viking leader.

Marie Ingelin Gausvik Heskestad from Norway noticed the ring among the cheap bracelets, earrings and pendants in a photo during an online promotion and thought it must be something special.

The light ring was probably made during the Late Iron Age, which was between 400 and 800 AD, and was worn by a man depending on the size of the strap.

Although there is no record of this ring, a similar one was found in Norway in 2019, which also belongs to a Viking chief, providing further evidence that the newly discovered jewelry is what experts believe.

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Buried in a pile of jewelry was an ancient gold ring that archaeologists say once belonged to a powerful Viking leader (pictured)

Both men and women wore jewelry during the Viking Age and it was a symbol of a person’s wealth.

Silver was very common, but gold coins indicated that the wearer was of high status in their community and also possessed great wealth.

This was told by the archaeologist Unn Pedersen, who analyzed the find of Heskestad. ScienceNorway: “We see that hierarchies are established using artifacts.

“Often the same items were made from different metals.

Marie Ingelin Gausvik Heskestad from Norway noticed the ring (circled) among the cheap bracelets, earrings and pendants in a photo during an online promotion and thought it must be something special.

While there is no record of this ring, a similar one was found in Norway in 2019 (pictured) that also belonged to a Viking chief, providing further evidence that the newly discovered jewelry is what experts believe.

While there is no record of this ring, a similar one was found in Norway in 2019 (pictured) that also belonged to a Viking chief, providing further evidence that the newly discovered jewelry is what experts believe.

“This also applies to the ring in question, as we know examples of the same ring in silver.

“So you have two people with the same ring, but one of them is silver and the other is gold. It is clear which of the two is the richest.”

Pedersen, an associate professor of archeology at the University of Oslo, studies Viking Age artifacts as well as metalworking, suggesting she is the right person to investigate the gold ring.

“This is a really exciting find,” Pedersen told ScienceNorway.

“It is extremely rare to find such a gold ring from the Scandinavian Viking Age.”

She went on to explain that in that era, gold was rare and reserved only for the wealthiest and most powerful people in society.

The most recent Viking-related discovery, made public last month, was not jewelry, but the potential tomb of the famous “Bluetooth” Viking king.

Both men and women wore jewelry during the Viking Age and it was a symbol of a person's wealth.  Silver was very common, but gold pieces indicated that the wearer was of high status in their community and also possessed great wealth.

Both men and women wore jewelry during the Viking Age and it was a symbol of a person’s wealth. Silver was very common, but gold pieces indicated that the wearer was of high status in their community and also possessed great wealth.

The most recent Viking-related discovery, made public last month, was not jewelry, but the potential tomb of the famous

The most recent Viking-related discovery, made public last month, was not jewelry, but the potential tomb of the famous “Bluetooth” Viking king.

Archaeologists believe that the burial mound of Harald Gormsson, the Viking king who ruled Denmark in the ninth century and was the inspiration for Bluetooth technology, is located in Wijkovo, Poland.

The researchers used LiDAR technology, which measures distance by shooting a laser at a target and analyzing the reflected light, allowing them to see what could be a mound from space.

Bluetooth, a Viking-born king who turned his back on the old Scandinavian religion and converted to Christianity.

The researchers used LiDAR technology, which measures distance by shooting a laser at a target and analyzing the reflected light, allowing them to see what could be a mound from space.  Right picture Bluetooth

The researchers used LiDAR technology, which measures distance by shooting a laser at a target and analyzing the reflected light, allowing them to see what could be a mound from space. Right picture Bluetooth

He is known for bringing Christianity to Denmark and was nicknamed Blotand (meaning blue tooth) because of a dead tooth said to be dark blue.

The Viking ruled Denmark from 958 to 986 and is known for building several fortresses and bridges.

However, Bluetooth died in 986 (some say it was 985) during an uprising led by his son Svein, who wanted to take his father’s throne – and did so successfully.

VIKINGS DISCOVERED NORTH AMERICA?

Some experts believe that the Vikings discovered North America nearly 500 years before Christopher Columbus made his famous voyage to the New World.

L’Anse aux Meadows was the first Viking settlement thought to have been found in North America in the 1960s.

In 2016, scientists said they had discovered another Viking settlement in Newfoundland built between 800 and 1300 AD.

Some experts believe that the Vikings discovered North America nearly 500 years before Christopher Columbus made his famous voyage to the New World.

Some experts believe that the Vikings discovered North America nearly 500 years before Christopher Columbus made his famous voyage to the New World.

The site, discovered in an area called Point Rose in southern Newfoundland, is 400 miles (643 km) southwest of a Viking settlement discovered at L’Anse aux Meadows in the 1960s.

Now, one expert claims to have found a mysterious place known as “Hop”.

Judging by the descriptions of the Vikings, this mystical settlement can be identified by three key signs: an abundance of grapes, salmon and canoes made from animal skins.

The archaeologist claims that the only place that fits this description is the Miramichi-Chaleur Bay area in northeastern New Brunswick, Canada.

This will be the third Viking settlement claimed to have been found in North America, although it may be difficult to ever prove this once and for all.

It is believed that the Vikings first discovered America by accident in the fall of 986 AD, according to one historical source, the Greenlanders’ Saga.

It tells how Bjarni Herjolfsson stumbled upon North America after being blown off course while trying to sail from Norway to Greenland but did not disembark.

However, inspired by his stories, another Viking, Leif Eriksson, then organized his own expedition and found North America in 1002.

Finding fertile land there, rich in grapes and berries, he named it Vinlandia.

Eriksson also named two more “lands” on the coast of North America – one with flat rocks, which he called Helluland, and the other, flat and wooded, called Markland.