This is an ancient Scandinavian Viking silver finger ring, dating to the 9th - 10th century A. The ring is formed from 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 jewelry, similar examples recorded SUSS-588B26 , KENT-4D4DB5 and SUR-C33FB2. The form of the ring is a miniature version of Viking-period gold and silver neck- and arm-rings of around the 10. Centuries, like those from Skaill, Orkney, and Wipholm, Germany.
This type of ring appears to have continued in use into the 12. Century, or perhaps slightly later F. Symboler i guld og sølv.8, 10, and 13; J. The Cuerdale Hoard and related Viking-Age silver and gold from Britain and Ireland in the British Museum. London, British Museum Press, 107-108. 9th - 10th century A.
9 1/2 (US) S 3/4 (UK). 27mm x 31mm x 6mm. This ring is unconditionally guaranteed to be an antique original and to date from the period described. A certificate of authenticity will be supplied on request. The item "9th 10th century A.
Scandinavian Viking twisted silver finger ring size 9.5" is in sale since Tuesday, September 24, 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.