ANCIENT VIKING WEDDING RING C.850-1050 AD SIZE 6 1/2 .
Size 6 ½. Gilt bronze. Flat, rounded edge band, thickened at the bottom in the Roman style. The shoulders with ribbed decoration Deep concentric circle decoration to the bezel. A woman’s ring dating to the period of artistic reversal known as the Dark Ages, after the fall of Rome. It is the period of the spread of Christianity and pilgrimages to the Holy Land before the Crusades. This example is lightly surface textured from burial with the gold surface restored.