Lot 1078: Viking Large Gilt Temple Ring Pair
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 10th-13th century AD. A large matched pair of substantial silver-gilt temple rings, each a twisted shank with granulated collars and a biconical bulb; coiled filigree to the shank, granulation and filigree to 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. 165 grams total, 75-77mm (3"). Property of a South African collector; acquired in the 1990s. 
Condition Report: Very fine condition.