This handsome medieval finger ring was found by a metal detectorist in Willingale, near Bishop’s Stortford.

It is thought to have been made in the 13th or 14th century. The gold, D-shaped ring is finely engraved with an unusual pattern and the hexagonal faceted bezel is set with an irregular dark-blue sapphire. Epping Forest District Museum holds archaeological material relating to the area and the ring now joins the collection.


Found by a metal detectorist in the Parish of Willingale, Essex. Reported to the Finds Liaison Officer and then declared Treasure.

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