Viking silver twist ring. A silver twist ring consisting of six rounded wires twisted to create a braided pattern, graduating in size from the centre and smoothly conforming to the finger, terminating to a squared solid shank. Tested silver, approximately 3.2g in weight, circa 10th-12th century AD.
Accompanied by documentation from the British Museum and the Portable Antiquities Scheme stating that this item was discovered by a metal detector in Sussex, UK in 2015. It is recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme under reference SUSS-6F8D1D; and disclaimed under the Treasure Act, reference 2015 T387.
See British Museum acquisition number 1854,0820.6 for a ring similar in age and appearance.
This Viking ring is in excellent condition, tactile in its simplistic design and has an attractive patina.