Lot 1089: 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 a round-section shank with hollow biconical bulb; coiled filigree to the shank and junction of the bulb. See Ristovska, N. Temple Pendants in Medieval Rus': How Were They Worn? in Entwistle, C. & Adams, N. Intelligible Beauty, Recent Research into Byzantine Jewellery, London, 2010. 8.29 grams total, 36mm (1 1/2"). Property of a South African collector; acquired in the 1990s. 
Condition Report: Fine condition.