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LOT 0557

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GBP (£) 1,200 - 1,700
EUR (€) 1,410 - 2,000
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Viking Gold Plaited Ring

9th-11th century AD

A gold ring with upper part divided into expanding rods and plaited to form a decorative band, the ends hammered to form a plain tapering lower part of the hoop. 9.75 grams, 26.89mm overall, 19.39mm internal diameter (approximate size British Q 1/2, USA 8 1/4, Europe 18.12, Japan 17) (1"). Fine condition. A large wearable size.

Provenance
From an important private family collection; acquired on the European art market in the 1980s, and thence by descent.