Based on certain grave finds, archaeologists reckon the rings were used by men. The name ’oath rings’ was inspired by the Icelandic sagas, in which people could take oaths by a gold or silver ring soaked with sacrificial blood.
The ring was found in a field by the Danish village of Boeslunde, and the location is no coincidence. No less than five gold rings have previously been found here, the latest one in 2009 – and there is also another one, which may come from the same site.
Story: Kristen Christensen, Museum Vestsjælland | Photo: Museum Vestsjælland