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30.09.2021

Arm-ring

9thC-10thC

Cultures/periods: Viking

Found/Acquired: Scotland (probably)

Europe: British Isles: Scotland

Silver Hibernian-Scandinavian wide band armband formed from a wide band of rectangular section with pierced ornamentation on the outside; the expanded middle part tapers evenly to the sub-rectangular ends, which have rounded ends that overlap slightly. The central field is decorated with two longitudinal pairs of intersecting rows of T-stamps, nine in each, on either side of which is a row of vertical transverse stroke stamps (with 11 and 12 impressions, respectively), ending with a diagonal cross (of two stroke stamps); the ornament is tempered by two more vertical transverse impressions. Total stamps: 49 (18 Ts and 31 stamps). One large notch on the inner corner.

 

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