RARE VIKING SHIELD RING C. 9TH-10TH CENTURY, SIZE 11 3/4
The oval bezel just under 1" length with two broad transverse crests flanked by stipple bordered line ridges. Raised edges. Broad overlapping prong band allowing for some ADjustment. Unusually made as a thick plate with the decoration incised. These usually are thin, near foil thickness with the decoration embossed and easily wear with small holes appearing. All the decoration quite crisp and uniform. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold overlay restored for contemporary wear. See the reference image which shows the process. Jewelry gift boxed with certification of authenticity. Museum-worthy and an absolute show stopper!