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Cultures/periods: Viking

Production date: 10thC-11thC

Found/Acquired: Europe: British Isles: Scotland: Dumfries and Galloway: Annandale: Tundergarth

Materials: gold

Gold finger ring; a hoop of broad ribbon tapering to a wire at the ends, which are knotted and rolled up at the back. Two bands of stamped ornament diverge from the shoulders in front, each consisting of a row of shamrocks in pearl faces; the space between them is filled with a pearl band expanding to the middle. Each shoulder has two pierced triangles and two engraved circles that give the impression of a row of suspended animal heads. The inner side is concave.