VIKING/SCANDINAVIAN MAN’S RING, 11TH-12TH CENTURY, SIZE 8 1/4
Silvered bronze, size 8 1/4 with broad medially ridged band flaring slightly to the chevron stepped shoulders. Raised compressed lenticular bezel with remnants of foliate (?) decoration. Dating to the period of Christian conversion and the influences of Western European culture. Professionally refurbished with the pure silver surface restored. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity. Conversion was slow and many Viking pagan beliefs and practices were blended with Christianity. Vikings fought valiantly and instrumentally in the First Crusade!