Anglo-Saxon Period Bronze Magical Spiral Finger Ring
This is a rare Anglo Saxon bronze finger ring, dating to the 5th - 7th century A.D. This type of ring was popular from the late Roman period - migration period of the early Anglo Saxons. A similar ring in silver was excavated in Dover 1995,0102.180 now held in the British Museum. It is likely the spiral had a magical solar significance, it would seem the design was popular being found in Gold, silver, and bronze. This example is in excavated condition, slightly distorted, but intact and a nice original piece.
OBJECT: Finger Ring
CULTURE: Anglo Saxon
DATE: c. 5th - 7th century A.D.
RING SIZE: 8 1/2 (US) Q 3/4 (UK)
SIZE: 27mm x 26mm
WEIGHT: 4.2 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. Private Collection, Essex