Viking / Anglo-Scandinavian 'Faux Twist' Finger Ring 013623

Viking / Anglo-Scandinavian 'Faux Twist' Finger Ring 013623
Viking / Anglo-Scandinavian 'Faux Twist' Finger Ring
Copper-alloy, 6.05 grams, 25.78 mm ext.dia. 18.01 mm. int.dia. (British size P½, European 16.55, USA 7¾). 9th-11th century AD. A sturdy finger ring of Viking or Anglo-Scandinavian type comprising an expanding cast band with modelled spiral detailing, imitating the classic form of twisted wire rings from Scandinavia. Reference: cf. expanding twisted silver wire rings in the Norwegian Malvik hoard in Hårdh, B. Silver in the Viking Age: A Regional-Economic Study, Acta Archaeologica Lundensia 25, Stockholm, 1996 p.148. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old European collection.
 
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