This is a fabulous Scandinavian Viking braided finger ring, dating to the 10th - 11th century A. The ring is formed from at least three rods of silver, intricately plaited together to form a decorative band. The terminals welded making it adjustable to wear. The workmanship is very competent and well designed.It is comparable with another four-strand version in the British Museum found at Soberton, Hampshire, in a pot containing coins of Edward the Confessor, Harold and William I that was deposited c. 1068 and a further example from Dane John, Canterbury L. Webster, 1976, "Gold ring from Dane John", Archaeologia Cantiana, 92, pp. 233-4, with references to other English finds. In England the four-strand type is more usual and such rings appear to date mainly from the early to mid-11th century, although in Scandinavia they continued in use into the 12th century and in other metals, too F. A bold and attractive example, intact and in excavated condition. 10th - 11th century A. 7 1/2 (US) P (UK). 26mm x 27mm 5mm x 3mm.
Formerly in a European private collection. This ring is unconditionally guaranteed to be ancient and to date from the period described. A certificate of authenticity will be supplied on request.The item "10th 11th century A. Ancient Scandinavian Viking Braided Silver Finger Ring" is in sale since Tuesday, June 25, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antiquities\Viking". The seller is "wear-the-past" and is located in Bath.
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