Lot 1087: Viking Temple Ring Pair
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 10th-14th century AD. A matched pair of Slavic silver temple rings, each a twisted wire hoop with three graduated spherical cages, granule detailing. Cf. 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, plate 5. 32 grams total, 41mm (1 3/4"). From a private collection; formed 1965-1975. 
Condition Report: Very fine condition.