A finely patinated silver ring. A single length of wire has been curved round to overlap itself, with each end tapering into a small horizontal spiral.
The Celtic spiral is a dynamic and popular symbol, indicative of endless movement and in use from the Neolithic period (circa 5000 BC). Bronze craftsmen continued to use the pattern during the Bronze Age, when rings that spiralled or coiled around the finger gained popularity. This trend continued through the Iron Age and Roman period, which is testament to the timeless appeal of the spiral pattern.
4th – 2nd Century BC