South Shropshire Britonnic Finger Ring by Unknown Artist

This post-Roman gold finger ring consists of a plain circular band, decorated with beaded filigree wires fixed to an inner hoop of gold.

Details

Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Diammeter 2.6 cm; Weight 8g
Art Fund grant:
£2,500 ( Total: £3,500)
Acquired in:
2014
Vendor:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The design is unusual, and the ring has no parallel in British collections, making it an important artefact for future research and study.

Provenance

Found by a metal detectorist in August 2012

Venue details

Ludlow Museum The Buttercross, LUDLOW Shropshire SY8 1AS 01584 813665 www.ludlow.gov.uk/

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £1)

Fri – Sun, 10am – 4pm

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