- Museum number
Circular gold arm-ring made of thin plaited rods forming an open-work frame around a single broader rod at its centre. The ends are encased in gold sheet, forming a lozenge-shaped plate with an incised contour line, which has a punched dot in each corner and a cross of five dots at the centre.
- Production date
Diameter: 7.30 centimetres
Height: 0.80 centimetres
Weight: 54.80 grammes
- Curator's comments
- Graham-Campbell 1980
The technique of manufacture of this arm-ring is unusually elaborate (See also Stockholm (Statens Historiska Museum): SHM 8489 ), but it is paralleled, for instance, in silver in the Douglas, Isle of Man, hoard of c.975 (Shetelig, H. (ed.) (1940): 'Viking Antiquities in Great Britain and Ireland', Oslo, fig. 20).
Literature: 'Archaeological Journal', v (1848), 154-5; Shetelig, H. (ed.) (1940): 'Viking Antiquities in Great Britain and Ireland III', Oslo, 104-5; Graham-Campbell, J. A. (1976): The Viking-age silver hoards of Ireland, in Almqvist, B., and Greene, D. (eds) (1976): 'Proceedings of the Seventh Viking Congress, Dublin 1973', Dublin, Appendix D; Graham-Campbell, J. A. and Kidd, D. (1980): 'The Vikings', London, pl. 81.
- On display (G41/dc16/sC)
- Exhibition history
1990 12 May-2 Sep, Liverpool, National Museums & Galleries of Merseyside, A Silver Saga
1980 4 Oct-1981 4 Jan, USA, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Vikings
1980 19 Feb-20 July, London, BM, The Vikings
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1849,0303.2 (Acq.Vol 2)