9th 10th century AD ancient Scandinavian Viking silver lozengiform finger ring
This is an original Scandinavian Viking silver finger ring, dating to the 9th - 10th century A. It has been made from a hammered rod of silver, formed in an elongated pointed-oval shape, and stamped with a design. The bezel is the widest part, tapering through the shoulders until it is a wire at each terminal, one missing. Stamped finger-rings with knotted ends, in gold, silver and copper alloy, are characteristic of the Scandinavian world in the late 9th and 10th centuries TAR 2002, no. 45; Rogerson and Dallas (1984), 68, fig. 12 and 13; Graham-Campbell (1980), 61, no. 219; Rogerson 1995, 56, fig. Similar examples have been recorded from Britain NCL-90DD85 found in Lincolnshire and both NMS-2160F3 & NMS-D65631 finds from Norfolk. An attractive ring in excavated condition, one of the pointed terminals is missing but still mostly intact and wearable with care. 9th - 10th century A. 10 (US) T 1/2 (UK). 23mm x 24mm x 2mm (Bezel 22mm x 14mm). Formerly in a European private collection, Sweden. This item 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 AD ancient Scandinavian Viking silver lozengiform finger ring" is in sale since Friday, August 2, 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.
- Provenance: Formerly in a European private collection, Sweden
- Material: Silver