In Viking communities, gifting was an important social ritual with great implications regarding expectations of honour and loyalty. In these cases, jewellery was not simply worn for aesthetic purposes; rings such as this one were often given as gifts in order to cement bonds of loyalty between a lord and his followers or warriors. Bestowing gifts was also a key way to demonstrate wealth and power.
Viking Twisted Gold Ring
An elegant Viking solid gold finger ring formed from three intertwined strands, tapering into a thinner, solid section. UK ring size N. Weight: 7.55 g.
Provenance: From an American private collection.
Condition: Excellent condition. The ring is suitable for modern wear with care.