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Lot 993: Viking Very Large Braided Chain with Crosses

Antiquities: Day 2

by TimeLine Auctions

December 7, 2016

Harwich, United Kingdom

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Description: 10th-11th century AD. A substantial silver trichinopoly chain of twisted wire with serpent-head terminals with ropework collars and stamped sleeves; doubled suspension ring with ends coiled about the shank; flat-section pendant cross clechée with stamped detailing, five repoussé bosses and bands of stamped triangle and pellet ornament, riveted loop with pellets, three similar dangles. 335 grams, chain: 80cm, pendant: 21.5cm (31 1/2, 8 1/2"). From an old Munich collection; acquired on the German art market before 2000. Accompanied by a positive X-Ray Fluorescence metal analysis certificate.

Condition Report: Very fine condition.

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