SUPERB VIKING SHIELD RING C. 9TH-10TH CENTURY, SIZE 11
Ring size 11. The oval bezel just over 1 1/4” in length. Broad overlapping prong band allowing for some adjustment. The large oval bezel with stippled recessed border and a medial band flanked by triple stippled bands, with solid bands beyond and another set of three stipple bands. The ends as shallow crescents longitudinally reeded, flanking a central rise. 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 crisp and uniform. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold overlay restored for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with certification of authenticity. Museum-worthy and an absolute show stopper!