Viking Finger Rings For sale

Scandinavian taste in finger rings encompassed both western European and Baltic types. Finger rings were used as a means of displaying wealth and status, and to indicate cultural affiliation. They range from simple coils of metallic wire to elaborate creations with decorated bezels , punched decoration and ornamental knot construction. In these pages you will find a good selection of unusual rings among the more commonly found types. Finger rings are a relatively inexpensive means of collecting Viking period antiquities, and due to their close association with their wearers they form a unique insight into their owner’s personal tastes.

Customers and site-visitors may have noticed that the Anglo-Saxon site pages have been revised. As part of our ongoing programme of improving the quality and reliability of our site, the ‘Viking’ pages are been amended in the light of further detailed research. We aim to roll this out across the rest of the site in due course. Please check back for updates.

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Viking 'Faux-Twist' Finger Ring 01

Viking 'Faux Twist' Finger Ring
Copper-alloy, 12.57 grams, 29.13 mm. 9th-11th century AD. A cast penannular finger ring. The central section is formed as a thick round-section bar with detailing imitating two rods twisted about each other lengthways. The ends are tapered and overlapped to complete the hoop. Rings of this type, more often made of silver, are a feature of Viking period hoards. Reference: cf. 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: property of an Essex gentleman; acquired before 1995.

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Viking 'Faux-Twist' Finger Ring 01
Scandinavian Viking 'Tremello Style' Finger Ring 016102

Scandinavian Viking 'Tremello Style' Finger Ring
Silver, 5.98 grams, 21.55 mm dia, 20.91 mm max.height. 18.31 mm int.dia. (British size Q, US 8, European 17.49). 10th-11th century AD. A Viking ribbed finger-ring of Lehtosalo-Hilander's Type III. The central rib is D-sectioned, and the decoration on the flanges consists of punched tremello-style (zigzag) linear bands in a lozenge pattern. The shank is a continuation of the central rib and extends to form a thin rod at each end which runs back round the finger to create a three-band effect. Reference: Lehtosalo-Hilander, P-L.,Luistari (Finland), A History of Weapons and Ornaments, Helsinki, 2000, p.123-4. Good very fine condition. Provenance: from an old collection.
£550.00

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Scandinavian Viking 'Tremello Style' Finger Ring 016102
Scandinavian Viking ‘Tremello Triangles’ Finger Ring 020839

Scandinavian Viking 'Tremello Triangles' Finger Ring
Silver, 4.93 grams, 21.13 mm ext.dia. (British size S, USA 19, Europe 20.00) 10th-11th century. A Viking ribbed finger-ring of Lehtosalo-Hilander's Type III. The central rib is D-sectioned. The decoration on the expanding flanges consists of a single punched tremello-style (zigzag) horizontal linear band flanking the rib and bilinear triangles extending to the outer edge. The hoop is a continuation of the central rib and extends to form a thin rod at each end which runs back round the finger to create a three-band effect. Reference: Lehtosalo-Hilander, P-L.,Luistari (Finland), A History of Weapons and Ornaments, Helsinki, 2000, p.123-4. Extremely fine condition. Provenance: from an old collection.
£850.00

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Scandinavian Viking ‘Tremello Triangles’ Finger Ring 020839
Scandinavian Viking ‘Tremello Triangles’ Finger Ring 020845

Scandinavian Viking 'Tremello Triangles' Finger Ring
Silver, 3.87 grams, 17.12 mm ext.dia. (British size D½, USA 2¼, Europe 2.13) 10th-11th century. A Viking ribbed finger-ring of Lehtosalo-Hilander's Type III. The central rib is D-sectioned. The decoration on the expanding flanges consists of a single punched tremello-style (zigzag) horizontal linear band flanking the rib and bilinear triangles extending to the outer edge. The hoop is a continuation of the central rib and extends to form a thin rod at each end which runs back round the finger to create a three-band effect. The ring is small enough to have been worn by a high-ranking lady. Reference: Lehtosalo-Hilander, P-L.,Luistari (Finland), A History of Weapons and Ornaments, Helsinki, 2000, p.123-4. Extremely fine condition. Provenance: from an old collection.
£550.00

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Scandinavian Viking ‘Tremello Triangles’ Finger Ring 020845
Scandinavian Viking ‘Punched Triangles’ Finger Ring 020846

Scandinavian Viking 'Punched Triangles' Finger Ring
Silver, 2.10 grams, 22.49 mm ext.dia. (British size V½, USA 24, Europe 24.91) 10th-11th century. A Viking ribbed finger-ring of Lehtosalo-Hilander's Type III. The central rib is D-sectioned. The decoration on the expanding flanges consists of a single punched tremello-style (zigzag) horizontal linear band flanking the rib and bilinear triangles extending to the outer edge. The hoop is a continuation of the central rib and extends to form a thin rod at each end which is neatly tied off at the rear. Reference: Lehtosalo-Hilander, P-L.,Luistari (Finland), A History of Weapons and Ornaments, Helsinki, 2000, p.123-4. Fine condition. Provenance: from an old collection.
£625.00

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Scandinavian Viking ‘Punched Triangles’ Finger Ring 020846
Scandinavian Viking ‘Banded' Finger Ring 016103

Scandinavian Viking ‘Banded’ Finger Ring
Silver, 5.48 grams, 21.18 mm dia, 19.60 mm height. 10th-11th century. A Viking ribbed finger-ring of Lehtosalo-Hilander's Type III. The central rib is D-sectioned. The decoration on the flanges consists of a single punched tremello-style (zigzag) horizontal linear band flanking the rib. The shank is a continuation of the central rib and extends to form a thin rod at each end which runs back round the finger to create a three-band effect. Reference: Lehtosalo-Hilander, P-L.,Luistari (Finland), A History of Weapons and Ornaments, Helsinki, 2000, p.123-4. Extremely fine condition. Provenance: from an old European collection. This antiquity is accompanied by an XRF metal test certificate from Oxford X-ray Fluorescence Ltd.
£550.00

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Scandinavian Viking ‘Banded' Finger Ring 016103
Scandinavian Viking ‘Single Tremello Band’ Finger Ring 020838

Scandinavian Viking 'Single Tremello Band' Finger Ring
Silver, 4.69 grams, 19.87 mm ext.dia. (British size O, USA 7¼, Europe 15.00) 10th-11th century. A Viking ribbed finger-ring of Lehtosalo-Hilander's Type III. The central rib is shallow D-sectioned. The decoration on the expanding flanges consists of a single punched tremello-style (zigzag) horizontal linear band flanking the rib. The hoop is a continuation of the central rib and extends to form a thin rod at each end which runs back round the finger to create a three-band effect. Reference: Lehtosalo-Hilander, P-L.,Luistari (Finland), A History of Weapons and Ornaments, Helsinki, 2000, p.123-4. Extremely fine condition. Provenance: from an old collection.
£550.00

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Scandinavian Viking ‘Single Tremello Band’ Finger Ring 020838
Baltic Viking 'Herringbone Pattern' Finger Ring 014577

Baltic Viking 'Spiral Band' Finger Ring
Copper-alloy, 4.78 grams, diameter external 21.87 mm, internal 18.13 mm [UK size Q, US size 8, European size 17.15]. Circa 8th-10th century AD. An excellent example of a Continental Germanic or Baltic spiral band finger ring. A single length of copper-alloy sheet is coiled into a five-band ring; the flat, wider central portion creates a substantial middle band with two narrower bands on either side. The bands terminate in smooth, rounded points. Reference: Lehtosalo-Hilander, P-L.,Luistari (Finland), A History of Weapons and Ornaments, Helsinki, 2000, grave 845; pl. 40; for coiled finger rings, see Smith, R.A. British Museum Guide to Anglo-Saxon Antiquities, Trustees of the British Museum, 1923 p.45. Very fine condition. Found in Germany.
£425.00

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Baltic Viking 'Herringbone Pattern' Finger Ring 014577
Scandinavian Viking ‘Tremello Triangles’ Finger Ring 020843

Scandinavian Viking 'Tremello Triangles' Finger Ring
Silver, 5.07 grams, 21.35 mm ext.dia. (British size P½, USA 8, Europe 16.86) 10th-11th century. A Viking ribbed finger-ring of Lehtosalo-Hilander's Type III. The central rib is sharply D-sectioned. The decoration on the expanding flanges consists of a single punched tremello-style (zigzag) horizontal linear band flanking the rib with triangular extension out to the edges. The hoop is a continuation of the central rib and extends to form a thin rod at each end which runs back round the finger to create a three-band effect. Reference: Lehtosalo-Hilander, P-L.,Luistari (Finland), A History of Weapons and Ornaments, Helsinki, 2000, p.123-4. Extremely fine condition. Provenance: from an old European collection.
£650.00

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Scandinavian Viking ‘Tremello Triangles’ Finger Ring 020843


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