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ARM-RING (TYA 283: 4)

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ARM-RING (TYA 283: 4)


Type: Arm-ring, bronze.

Use: Jewel.

Site: Raisio, Ihala, Siiri cremation cemetery I.

Period: Viking Age

Dating: 800-1025 A.D.

Size: Diameter 60-66 mm, width 20-31 mm, thickness 4-6 mm.

Photographer: Arto Korhonen.

In Finland, jewellery dated to the Viking period was mostly of native production. However, the most important material, bronze, had to be imported. 

Arm-rings were the most common women's jewels in the Viking Age. The arm-rings were quite heavy and they were richly ornamented with stamps and grooves. Found in the Siiri cremation cemetery, this arm-ring has two crests and is decorated all over. In the ends there are cross-line ornaments. The inside of this ring is smooth. It was found in the same place with two other fragments of arm-ring and a pennannular brooch. Probably all these jewels belonged to the same deceased.



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Coordinates: x=20, y=70, z=18.04, r=33/45, 2nd layer.


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