Lot 1077: Viking Large Gilt Temple Ring Pair
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 10th-13th century AD. A large matched pair of silver-gilt temple rings, each a twisted shank with three graduated hollow biconvex bulbs; coiled filigree to the shank, conical projections and granulation to the bulbs. 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. 132 grams total, 85-88mm (3 1/2"). Property of a South African collector; acquired in the 1990s. 
Condition Report: Very fine condition.