Middle La-Tene Iron Age Celtic Magical Silver 'V' Type Schaukelring Ring Size 11

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Seller: wear-the-past (2,744) 97.7%, Location: Bath, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 372646825485 This is a rare Iron Age gold V-shaped finger ring, dating to the middle La-Tene period c. 400 - 200 B.C. It is an interesting type known as a "Schaukelring", similar examples being noted on the Portable Antiquities website from KENT-5235BB, Derby DENO-D90604, Essex ESS-015996. The ring is purposefully curved into a 'V' shape that when worn curls around the finger in an 'S' shape. Supposedly such rings were worn as magical talismans, used by elite members in society (such as nobility and Druids). It has survived in excellent condition and still wearable if one so chooses.OBJECT: Finger RingCULTURE: Iron Age / CelticDATE: c. 400 - 200 B.C.MATERIAL: Silver RING SIZE: 11 1/2 (US) W 3/4 (UK)SIZE: 26mmx 24mm 4.4mm x 2.2mmWEIGHT: 4.1 gramsPROVENANCE: From an old Munich collection; acquired on the German art market before 1999.This item is unconditionally guaranteed to be ancient and to date from the period described. A certificate of authenticity will be supplied on request. Provenance: From an old Munich collection, Material: Silver

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