VIKING TWISTED RING C.850-1050 AD SIZE 9 ½
Gilt bronze. Size 9 1/2. Slightly tapered from top to bottom, the upper third in a spiral or rope twist, in the Viking taste. The spiral or helix had special significance, probably supernatural, to Vikings and was used extensively in jewelry and decoration. Its use may derive from plotting the stars. Professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.