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Late 19th century from the Sir Cecil Armitage Collection. Massive proportions, 2” inner diameter and full 1 1/2” thick! Intricately decorated with bands of various geometric figures. The perimeter with 19 crested fins. One small casting flaw as typical an... (read more)
$65.00
Large 12 mm diameter. Beads well-formed and slightly offset.... (read more)
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Translucent mandrel wound glass, 11mm diameter, 10 mm length with the beads well formed.... (read more)
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Translucent glass. 10 mm diameter. Fused with the two partially delineated and partially smoothed over.... (read more)
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The iconic double bead specific to Viking culture. Translucent, 9 mm diameter, of two conjoined segments. C900-1050 AD.... (read more)
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Size 5 1/2. Rounded face of slightly skewed form, undoubtedly deliberately formed, as these were made by the lost wax process. Bronze with mottled green on brown patina.... (read more)
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Viking, from the Baltic hinterland, about 900-1000 AD. Size 6. Narrow width. Bronze with deep green patina. The surface with light encrustation. Small chip from its time of use.... (read more)
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Broad band, size 5 1/2. Rounded face with uniform light brown patina. Evidently bronze. 9th-10th century AD.... (read more)
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Copper, size 6 1/2. Medium width with rounded face. Dark patina. The inside with some copper surface showing. Probably never plated as pure copper polishes to a deep gold color.... (read more)
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Bronze, originally gilt. Size 5. Narrow of high rounded section. Fine mottled dark green patina.... (read more)
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Bronze, originally gilt. Small size 5 1/4 as they were worn on the small finger. Rounded face. Slightly over 1/8" width. Green patina with light surface encrustation.... (read more)
$105.00
Armitage Collection. 1 3/4 inside diameter. Penannular form with slightly swelled medial decorated in line and circle motifs. Each terminal of truncated corner cubical form providing vicious edges. Tin rich bronze with lighter color. Some wear with good p... (read more)
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Armitage Collection, collected before 1920. 1 7/8” inside diameter, plain coil decorated after casting with concentric circle punches and line work. Tin rich bronze with lighter color. Shows use and fine patina.... (read more)
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C.1900. Armitage Collection. 2" inside diameter. Two heavy rolls with hatched and dices surface, joined by a top bead terminating with 7 nubs each end. Plain band ends, each with a casting flaw. Fine patina.... (read more)
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C.1900 from the Sir Cecil Armitage Collection, collected before 1920. Made by the lost wax process with twin spirally textured rolls. Medial roll with a cluster of three slotted nubs each end. Terminals with a broad plain band (casting flaw to one). Entir... (read more)
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7/8" length. Completely intact. Pierced both ends. Excellent with surface dulled from burial as expected.... (read more)
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A domed snail (limpet) of Mediterranean/African origin, paid as tribute and brought to the Viking hinterland where it was pierced to suspend, displaying its brilliant surface 3/4" length. Perfect but for expected surface degradation from burial.... (read more)
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A single chambered shell, the closed end polished flat and pierced for suspension. Mediterranean/African where Vikings pillaged coastal settlements for nearly three centuries.... (read more)
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9th-10th century and may well have been worn by a Crusader. 1 3/16" total height, of thick section with small points at the intersection of the beams, probably indicating the charges. Dark green patina with the surface textured from burial. Suspension loo... (read more)
$80.00
19th century. Yellow glass trade beads, cylindrical, varying significantly in size. Average about 3/8 diameter and 1/2 long. 24 length. Very well used with surface adhesion and considerable character. The Naga took heads into the early 20th century which... (read more)
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Fly or bee form, originally a military honor which became fashionable with courtiers at the time. Natural red/purple stone, perhaps amethyst drilled perpendicular to the sides and meeting at an angle. Probably worn with 13-537. 0.38" height.... (read more)
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Fly or bee form, originally a military honor which became fashionable with courtiers at the time. Natural red/purple stone, perhaps amethyst drilled perpendicular to the sides and meeting at an angle. 0.42 height.... (read more)
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Form and quality reflective of the earlier Republic period. Size 1 3/4. Convex band slightly broadened and thickened with distinct faceted base projection. Elaborate bezel with scalloped base disk and stepped conical central projection. Fine patina blendi... (read more)
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Size 5-5 1/4 with thin oval band broadened at the bottom. Rounded oval bezel with raised edge around central pyramidal projection. Average quality with very good patina.... (read more)
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Bronze. Thick convex band with thickened bottom in the Roman taste. Rounded rectangular bezel with center of pyramid form superficially imitating a gem stone and blatantly advertising the intentions of the wearer. Tiny chip to one edge of the bezel and me... (read more)
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A small hoard recovered from the Baltic hinterland illustrating the diversity of beads of the period. Always highly valued, Roman and Byzantine, even African beads comprise a significant part of Viking bead history. Eight examples from the group including... (read more)
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Circular, 7/8 diameter with flat back and half round face. Original cross pin. Fine glossy green patina... (read more)
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Circular Just under 1 diameter with flat back and half round face. Silvered bronze with about 50% silver intact and frosty texture.... (read more)
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19th century. 15 length plus the suspension. About 18 beads wide, finger loomed on native twisted plant fiber string. Pewter trade button for securing. A couple beads missing but virtually complete. Pink, blue and blue/white striped beads. Worn by a young... (read more)
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1 3/4" overall with armorial device of On a chapeau Gules furred Ermine, a dexter arm in armour embowed fessways couped Proper, holding a cross crosslet fitch©e erect Gules. and motto VINGERE VEL MORI. On card titled CLAN CREST with the name typewritten... (read more)
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