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Danish Bronze Age Vulstringe Image Credit: Treasure Hunting magazine
Danish Bronze Age Vulstringe Image Credit: Treasure Hunting magazine

Danish Bronze Age Vulstringe

I must confess that I’m not exactly sure what the Danish word Vulstringe translates to in English, so perhaps it is best I explain – Vulstringe are in fact large bronze rings from the Danish Bronze Age and it has been concluded that they were most probably used as ankle adornments.

Lars Thygesen

Very few examples have ever been found, although a similar pair was unearthed many years ago as part of the contents of a high-status Bronze Age grave in Northern Germany. There have also been a few examples located here in Denmark, mainly in the last century during extensive bog-digging activities.

Strange and Mysterious

This is my story concerning the discovery of more examples of these strange and delightfully mysterious rings. In March 2017 I was out searching with my XP Deus on a very large field – I made my way over to a far corner where there was a little ridge. The photo above shows the field with the ridge prior to being ploughed. Although it was snowing gently and was bitterly cold, the ridge was a superb point from which to observe the magnificent surrounding scenery with a stunning view down to the local fjord.

As I approached the ridge I received a faint signal and this led to the discovery of a small, green patinated section of bronze sheeting (Fig.1). I re-checked the hole and there were still several other very clear signals. I was starting to get quite excited, as it was obvious that the bronze piece rec


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