This is an ancient Scandinavian Viking openwork stud, dating to the 10th century A.D. The stud is set with blue enamel, retains all three of the original rivets. Such a stud may have mounted to a book cover, belt or scabbard harness. It is a nice design with openwork biting beasts encircling a globe. Similar designs can be found on brooches from this period.

OBJECT: Mount

CULTURE: Viking

DATE: c. 10th century A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver & Enamel

SIZE: 21.38mm x 5.45mm

WEIGHT: 4.58 grams

Price: £185

Item code: (#AR00XVANT903)

This coin is guaranteed authentic and dates to the period described. A written guarantee can be provided on request. We accept returns if you are not satisfied with your purchase.