Viking Solid Gold Ring A stunning solid gold Viking finger ring, featuring incised parallel decorations on the front and a .. Product #: VB-10 Regular price: $1,500.00 $1,500.00 In Stock
Viking Solid Gold RingViking Solid Gold Ring

Viking Solid Gold Ring

Product Code: VB-10
Length: 1.7CM

£1,500.00

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A stunning solid gold Viking finger ring, featuring incised parallel decorations on the front and a tapered shank.

The rings of this style were prolific throughout the Vikings period. Examples of rings have been found in Viking graves; however, gold finds from the Viking age are rare, especially in comparison with silver. Gold always had an association with loyalty to the king, and the precious metal remained in circulation with a clique of people at the very top of the Viking social hierarchy.

In Scandinavian society during the Viking Age, where men lived and died by their honour, great importance was paid...

A stunning solid gold Viking finger ring, featuring incised parallel decorations on the front and a tapered shank.

The rings of this style were prolific throughout the Vikings period. Examples of rings have been found in Viking graves; however, gold finds from the Viking age are rare, especially in comparison with silver. Gold always had an association with loyalty to the king, and the precious metal remained in circulation with a clique of people at the very top of the Viking social hierarchy.

In Scandinavian society during the Viking Age, where men lived and died by their honour, great importance was paid to the idea of gifting: for the Vikings finger rings were not merely ornamental. Rings were often used to cement bonds of loyalty between a lord and his warriors and followers. Bestowing such gifts was a demonstration of wealth and power.

Internal diameter 1.7 cm. UK ring size O.

Condition: Excellent

Period: 9th – 11th century AD

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