Viking Twisted Gold Ring

$2,532.93

An elegant Viking solid gold finger ring formed from three intertwined strands, tapering into a thinner, solid section. UK ring size N.

Date: Circa 9th-10th century AD
Condition: Excellent condition. The ring is suitable for modern wear with care.

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SKU: FP-169 Category:

In Viking communities, gifting was an important social ritual with great implications regarding expectations of honour and loyalty. In these cases, jewellery was not simply worn for aesthetic purposes; rings such as this one were often given as gifts in order to cement bonds of loyalty between a lord and his followers or warriors. Bestowing gifts was also a key way to demonstrate wealth and power.

Weight 7.5 g
Dimensions W 1.8 cm
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Reference: For a similar item, The British Museum, item 1922,1009.1.

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