This is an ancient Scandinavian Viking silver finger ring, dating to the 8th - 10th century A.D. The ring is formed from a hammered sheet of silver, with a broad bezel, graduating to a wirework hoop closed with a slip-knot. This type of ring was popular in Scandinavia, as well as Saxon England. Recorded examples can be seen ESS-9CB5B8, NLM-FC0D13, SWYOR-56EA98, SF-E58167 etc. This example is intact but in excavated condition.
OBJECT: Finger Ring
DATE: c. 8th - 10th century A.D.
RING SIZE: 7 (US) O (UK)
SIZE: 21.54mm x 19.73mm x 3mm (bezel 6.12mm wide)
WEIGHT: 1.10 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection
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