Saxon gold ring. Circa 9th Century AD. Found in Northumbria, England. Extremely rare gold saxon ring with a flat circular bezel engraved with a champlevé zoomorphic pattern inlaid with black niello, displaying a fantastic beast, the sinuous body shown in profile with only two legs visible, Y-shaped paws, turned-back head, biting it’s own tail. The hoop is formed by a single wire twisted like a torque, a typical early saxon design, the shoulders terminating in foliate motifs. | ↳ ART FINDING

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