This is a wonderful ancient Scandinavian Viking silver finger ring, dating to the 9th - 10th century A. It has been made from a sheet of silver, cut in an elongated pointed-oval shape, and stamped with a triangle and pellet design. The bezel is the widest part, tapering through the shoulders until it is a wire at each terminal, which has been twisted in a simple slip-knot fashion around its opposite terminal. 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. 9th - 10th century A. 5 3/4 (US) L 1/4 (UK). 19mm x 20mm x 4mm (Bezel 19mm x 10mm).
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 AD Scandinavian Viking silver finger ring of a very large size" is in sale since Wednesday, November 27, 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. European Private Collection