Viking 'Spherical-Headed' Pin 011579

Viking 'Spherical-Headed' Pin 011579
Very Rare Viking 'Spherical-Headed' Pin
Silver, 4.32 grams, 115.29 mm. 10th-13th century AD. A decorative dress pin of Finnic type. The carinated spherical head is hollow and decorated around its perimeter by a series of triangular perforations forming lozengiform pierced designs, and by series of linear depressions running from the knop. Below the head is a short collar from which emerges the shaft of the pin. On the upper surface of the head, offset to one side, is a delicate loop for the attachment of a cord or chain. Reference: cf. Sedov, V.V. Finno-Ugri i Balti v Epokhy Srednevekoviya, Moscow, 1987, p.256 fig.19. Good very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection. This item is accompanied by an XRF ancient metal test certificate from Oxford X-ray Fluorescence Ltd.


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