Decorated Scandinavian Viking Beard / Hair Ring
This is a wonderful Scandinavian bronze beard ring, dating to the 10th - 12th century A.D. It is formed as a round bead, not of a penannular form. The body is decorated with wirework in the form of a coiling serpent, in a spiral arrangement. It has survived in good excavated condition with a nice apple green patina.
OBJECT: Beard Ring
DATE: c.10th - 12th century A.D.
SIZE: 10mm x 10mm
WEIGHT: 0.87 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection, Ireland