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Gold finger-ring; hoop of circular section rods twisted with beaded wire; narrowing to back.
- Found/Acquired: Gotland
- Diameter: 2.3 centimetres
- Weight: 106 grains
Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager 'Summary Catalogue' (draft MS)
From Rev James Beck, who had obtained it from Lieutenant Carl Falk of the island Militia (MS letter, Beck to Franks, 13.12.1886)
BECK J. 1868. Proceedings at meetings of the Institute, Archaeological Journal XXV, London, 94
DALTON O.M. 1912. Franks Bequest Catalogue of the Finger Rings Early Christian, Byzantine, Teutonic, Mediaeval and Later. London, p. 36 no. 215c (where no. 216 wrongly stated to have been found with it)
KENDRICK T.D. 1930. A History of the Vikings. London, pl. III:5
ODDY W.A. and MEYER V.E.G. 1986. The Analysis of the Gold Finds from Helgö and their Relationship to other Early Medieval Gold, in A. Lundström (ed) Excavations at Helgö X, Stockholm, 153-61, p. 182 table 11
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Object reference number: MCS1136
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