Lot 1088: Viking Gilt Temple Ring Pair
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 10th-13th century AD. A matched pair of silver-gilt temple rings, each comprising a twisted shank ending in a cupped flower with wire terminals at the ends of the stalks attached to an openwork, spherical bead bisected by a raised band of bordered dots; body of bead composed of three pelta patterns with dots at scrolled ends forming a trefoil enclosed in a hatched border. 30 grams total, 44mm (1 3/4"). From a European collection; formerly in an old Oriental collection; acquired 1960. 
Condition Report: Fair condition.