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Early Medieval silver finger ring Hiberno Norse or Anglo Saxon


Code: 11543

This is an early medieval silver finger ring with a wide band, dating from the 8th - 10th century AD. The decoration is geometric with punched ring-and-dot as well as punched dots forming a continuous rolling wave design around the band. The decoration is very reminiscent of Hiberno-Scandinavian broad-band arm-rings and bracelets. With a similar solid wide band ring (being inscribed in Runes and) dated to the 8th - 10th century (see OA.10262). Rare and in excellent excavated condition.

OBJECTFinger Ring

CULTUREScandinavian Viking

DATEc. 8th - 10th century A.D.


RING SIZE:  13.5 (US)    Z 3/4+   (UK)

SIZE: 26mm x 7mm x 2mm (23mm internal diameter)

WEIGHT:  7.41 grams

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Colchester.