Ancient Scandinavian Viking Silver Finger Ring

Code: 10482


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This is an ancient Scandinavian Viking silver finger ring, dating to the 9th - 10th century A.D. The ring is formed from a hammered bar of silver, hammered to form a broad band. The narrowing hoop terminates into a thinner wire with the ends joined in a slip-knot. This type of rings seems to have been popular in Scandinavia, being found in treasure hoards and as stray finds in England. Recorded examples can be seen ESS-9CB5B8NCL-90DD85SWYOR-380021 with further examples in the British Museum,    1921,1101.377

OBJECT: Finger Ring

CULTURE: Viking

DATE: c. 9th - 10th century A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver

RING SIZE:  9 1/2  (US)     S 3/4   (UK)

SIZE: 24mm x 22mm x 3mm (bezel 20mmx 15mm)

WEIGHT: 7.4 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection

Ancient Scandinavian Viking Silver Finger Ring