Ancient Scandinavian Viking silver finger ring

Ancient Scandinavian Viking silver finger ring

Code: 10914

£225.00
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This is a Scandinavian Viking/Medieval silver finger ring, dating to the 10th - 12th century A.D. The ring is formed from two rods of silver twisted together, the terminals hammered and welded to form a complete round hoop. This example is a good piece of Viking age jewelry, similar examples recorded SUSS-588B26KENT-4D4DB5and SUR-C33FB2

The inside of the hoop has an old test punch mark, to check for plated silver. This usually is indicative of use in a bullion economy, where silver jewellery was used as a form payment. A nice historic ring that can still be worn today.

OBJECT: Finger Ring

CULTURE: Viking

DATEc. 10th - 12th century A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver

RING SIZE:  7 1/2  (US)   P  (UK)

SIZE: 23mm x 22mm x 4mm

WEIGHT: 3.19 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection