The Viking period through early Crusades. Gilt bronze, size 9 1/2. Rounded face 3.2mm width band with narrowed bottom section from sizing in its working life. The shoulders are flared, stepped and engraved with floral motifs. Oval bezel with banded edge. The top is engraved with a bordered four-point Star of Bethlehem in a radiant surround. See Ancient Rings, Pollio, p.103. Viking period. Good quality and exceptional preservation. A charming wearable example with the 24karat gold surface restored. Jewelry gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.