This is an ancient Scandinavian Viking silver finger ring, dating to the 9th - 10th century A. The ring is formed from four hammered rods of silver twisted together, the terminals hammered and welded (to enable the ring to be adjustable). This example is a good piece of Viking age jewellery, similar examples recorded. The form of the ring is a miniature version of Viking-period gold and silver neck- and arm-rings of around the 10th-11th centuries, like those from Skaill, Orkney, and Wipholm, Germany.
This type of ring appears to have continued in use into the 12th century, or perhaps slightly later F. Symboler i guld og sølv. 8, 10, and 13; J.
Graham-Campbell, 2011, The Cuerdale Hoard and related Viking-Age silver and gold from Britain and Ireland in the British Museum, London, British Museum Press, 107-108. The ring is in excavated condition, intact although has a midsection of one rod missing the ring is still stable with the other three rods holding it together.9th - 10th century A. 22mm x 23mm x 4mm x 3mm. This is not a British find!
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 "9th 10th century A. D Scandinavian Viking twisted silver finger ring size 6" is in sale since Sunday, September 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antiquities\Viking".
The seller is "wear-the-past" and is located in Bath. This item can be shipped worldwide.