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MEDIEVAL SILVER RING WITH MYTHOLOGICAL SCENE

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c. 1000-1100 AD. Viking age. A beautiful silver ring with a circular hoop and round bezel bearing incised decoration in the form of a hunter and a dragon, probably Sigurd and Fáfnir. In Norse mythology, Fáfnir (Old Norse and Icelandic) or Frænir is a son of the dwarf king Hreidmar and brother of Regin , Ótr, Lyngheiðr and Lofnheiðr. After being affected by the curse of Andvari’s ring and gold, Fafnir became a dragon and was slain by the brave hero Sigurd. The wearable reminder of this myth would have inspired bravery in Viking warriors. Good condition. Size: 20mm;US 10 UK U 1/2; 4gr. Provenance: Property of a London gallery, previously in old British collection formed in the 1980s.
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MEDIEVAL SILVER RING WITH MYTHOLOGICAL SCENE

Estimate £200 - £300Jun 21, 2020
Starting Price £100
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