Gold Ring by Germanic

Migration period ring: bezel has three fold design of animal heads, surrounded by a ring of pellets.

Details

Medium:
Gold
Art Fund grant:
£59 ( Total: £309)
Acquired in:
1939
Vendor:
Sotheby's

Runic inscription inside the hoop: I give luck, protection, health, and the sign of the god Tyr. Found on the south side of the Austro Bavarian frontier. May be northern in origin. Suspected that this ring may be a forgery.

Venue details

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