MEDIEVAL SILVER RING WITH "SNAKE" EYE Ca. 900 AD. Substantial Scandinavian silver ring; oval hoop forming elliptical-shaped bezel; decorated as stylized snake eye. Powerful mythological symbol, associated with Jormungand; also called the “Midgard Serpent,” is a snake or dragon who lives in the ocean that surrounds Midgard, the visible world. So enormous is he that his body forms a circle around the entirety of Midgard. He’s one of the three children of Loki and the giantess Angrboda, along with Hel and Fenrir. Good condition, wearable; D:19mm/L:23mm; UK S US 9;3g; Provenance: From an old British collection, acquired on the UK art market in the 1980s.