An incredibly rare large section of viking period antler bone ice skate.
This item which dates to circa 9th-10th century is in fabulous conserved condition.
There is approximately half of the bone skate remaining which includes several bore holes, through which leather straps would have passed to secure it to the foot.
Found in water logged ground with a dark brown patina these items are seldom encountered in any condition.
Ex. North Yorkshire collection from the early 1970s.
As with all of my antiquities and coins this item comes complete with a certificate of authenticity.