This is a wonderful Celtic Iron Age silver finger ring, dating to the 5th - 1st century B.C. This ring is undecorated, formed from a rod of silver simply shaped and hammered. Similar rings in gold have been dated from the Bronze Age, through to post Roman. Such rings were worn as a medium of transportable wealth. Variations of Iron Age rings in gold, silver and bronze are known as ring-money. A similar ring I sold from Ireland can be found here. This example is intact with a nice in excavated condition, the surfaces patchy with verdigris from the bronze content of the silver. This ring can easily be cleaned and worn again today.
OBJECT: Finger Ring
CULTURE: Iron Age / Celtic
DATE: c. 3rd century B.C.
RING SIZE: 7 3/4 (US) P 1/2 (UK)
SIZE: 22.51mm x 24.74mm x 3.04mm
WEIGHT: 3.51 grams
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