VIKING CHRISTIAN RING, 11TH-13TH CENTURY AD, SIZE 9
The period of Christian conversion in the Baltic states. Size 9 with 2.6mm deeply rounded band flaring to the stepped shoulders. Elongated diamond section bezel with raised nubs which are the defining characteristic of this type. See Ancient Rings, Pollio, p.93 for other examples. Vikings were converted to Christianity in the last half of the 11th century and fought valiantly for it, in the First Crusade. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold restored. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.