Viking Raven Ring 10th-11th century AD. A 'Anlaf Guthfrithsson' type bronze ring with broad flat-section hoop with foliage to the shoulders, discoid plaque with incised raven motif with spread wings. Cf. similar motif in Spink's Coins of England & The United Kingdom, London, 2014, p.115, No.1019. 4.17 grams, 23mm overall, 20.88mm internal diameter (approximate size British W, USA 11 1/4, Europe 25.60, Japan 24) (1"). Property of a German collector; acquired in the 1990s. Fine condition.
Vikings were quite vain about their appearance. In fact, combs, tweezers, razors and ear spoons are among some of the most frequent artifacts from Viking Age excavations. These same excavations have also shown that the Vikings made soap.
Ear spoon of bronze. Ear spoons were made of bone, bronze or silver and used to remove wax and dirt from people’s ears. Björkö, Sweden Object from the exhibition "We call them Vikings" produced by The Swedish History Museum