Seller: chrisvnh (2,707) 100%, Location: Keene, New Hampshire, Ships to: US, Europe, CA, JP, AU, Item: 122244677403 frenchyvnh Store Present your best items with Auctiva's FREE Scrolling Gallery. CELTIC BRONZE RING LaTene Period "Magic Rune" Design Size 7 1/2 Average Opening = 17.72mm Antiquities Corner is proud to present this fine historical artifact for your collecting pleasure. These artifacts were originally designed to be enjoyed by their owners and I have tried to return these treasures to a state which will both charm and enchant their new owners and show the skill and craftsmanship of old. Beautiful Shine and a Mysterious Design!!! Look at this Ancient Beauty that was found near a Celtic settlement site in the Danube Valley and dating from about 300 B.C. during the LaTene Period This is a hefty version of a Celtic Ring that was given to a trusted tribesman who would carry this ring as a token of his ability to speak for his chief in important matters. This ring features a thick, 14mm round bezel which has a crisp engraving done in a style that was popular for many centuries before the Roman conquest of the Celtic lands. LOOK....at my pictures and you will see how well crafted and solid this bezel is. When I started cleaning this ring and saw the bezel design I was amazed because I had expected to see one of the typical "Lightning Bolts" or "Tetraskele" designs that are common to these big beefy rings. The center of the design has a symbol that a lot of people think is some type of VIKING RUNES. Even though it does resemble some of the Ancient Runes, I believe that it is some other sort of Magical Symbol or Script and the fact that they look like Runes is a coincidence unless they could be a type of Pre-Hun runes. I have only seen this type of design a few times before and it must be of a kind that was used for a specific magical purpose, although I cannot be sure of exactly what it was used for it does also resemble the symbol that the later Vikings would name the "Helm of Awe" which Viking warriors would draw onto their forehead with ashes before going into battle. The design on the tips of some lines look spot on to be a type of Northern European runes at one end of the line. I am just not sure what the curved character is on the tip of one line. I think that this may be a "Bind Rune" or a symbol that incorporates several runes into it to form a word or spell. The shoulders have classical shoulder cape decorations with deep inscribed lines on them. For a ring that has seen much loving use over the course of it's existence, it has a remarkable shine and a well lived-in look the ring has wandering curves which are silky smooth. This ring has a Super Shine and a Mirror-Smooth surface and the color is a Bright Reddish-Gold. There is also an added bonus on this ring. The alloy that it was cast from is second to none. This ring is one of the thickest and heaviest rings that I have come across in this style in quite a while. Even the side of the band is about 3mm thick and almost 7mm wide and there is also a decorative pontil on the very back of the band. The fact that this ring is so solid and comes in a wearable size is an added bonus. These rings are becoming quite scarce. Use the Buy It Now feature to make sure that it ends up in your collection. The color and shine are almost as amazing as the weight to size ratio of this fine ring. This ring is one of the most solid and noticeable rings that you will ever come across. . DO NOT miss your chance to add this "CELTIC TREASURE" to your collection! Use the "Buy It Now" feature to be sure that YOU are the winner of this SUPER ring! . Below is a picture that shows the shine of some of the rings that I am offering tonight. ________________________________________________________________ This ring is Round & Sound and 100% wearable This ring has a Wonderful Golden color to it with faint patina traces remaining This ring is not a perfect circle but measures right around a size 7 1/2 American Average Opening measures 17.72mm ________________________________________________________________ This ring is a TRUE GEM and would make a wonderful addition to any collection or as a piece of wearable ANCIENT ART! We will include a Certificate of Authenticity with each ring Be sure to check out ALL of our other auctions for more nice pieces of Ancient Jewelry. Please note that we have gone to private auction to protect our buyers from people who have been harvesting the email addresses of our buyers and sending them emails with false offers or other misleading information. We are not associated with any other person and respect your privacy and never give or sell the email addresses of our buyers. This sale is in US $ and payment will be accepted via paypal, or credit card unless other arrangements are made with the seller. Item to be paid for within 10 days of sale.No returns unless item arrives not as described in listing. Buyer to pay $7.00 for U.S.P.S.Priority Mail & confirmed delivery within the U.S. International Buyers please e-mail us for shipping costs to destinations outside the U.S. Please email us for insurance costs if desired Items will be shipped when check or M.O. clears unless winning bidder has 10 or more positive feedbacks in which case item will be shipped ASAP Please CLICK HERE and visit our "About ME" page for important announcements and updates at Acorn Games Good Luck and HAPPY BIDDING!. Thank You. You can get more info about this item by clicking on our logo below Click below to... 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