Scandinavian Iron Age twisted silver bracelet / oath ring

Scandinavian Iron Age twisted silver bracelet / oath ring

Code: 11075

£178.00
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This is an ancient Scandinavian Viking silver penannular arm-ring, dating to the 9th - 11th century A.D. The ring is formed from a rod of silver, decorated with a 'twist' design and plain open terminals. This type of arm-ring and bracelets seem to have been popular throughout Scandinavian Iron-Age, being found in treasure hoards, being used as a form of payment/wealth (for the weight of the silver) in a bullion economy. 

This example is in very good condition, intact but with a repair of the lower hoop rejoined in antiquity.  

OBJECT: Arm-Ring / Bracelet

CULTURE: Viking

DATE: c. 9th - 11th century A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver

SIZE: 63mm x 59mm x 3mm

WEIGHT:  16.68 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection