Lot 1081: Viking Temple Ring Group
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 9th-11th century AD. A group of fourteen silver temple rings each comprising a sturdy round-section shank and vertical shaft, each decorated with collars and rings of granules; the shafts composed from similar collars and granules in graduated sequence with a large granule finial. Cf. Makarov, N.A. (ed.) Rus v IX-X Vekach: Archeologicheskaya Panorama Moscow, 2012, p.332, items 5-8. 125 grams total, 29mm (1 1/4"). From a European collection; formerly in an old Oriental collection; acquired 1960. 
Condition Report: Very fine condition.