Gold signet ring by Unknown Artist

Signet ring with wreathed hoop of semi-circular section and a round bezel.


Details

Medium:
Gold
Art Fund grant:
£1,325 ( Total: £5,300; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1989

The wreathed hoop bears the words: vous nest se par, the round bezel is engraved with the head of a sheep and the words iohan shepey. The isle of Sheppey is known for its sheep and people of that name appear in contemporary chronicles.

Provenance

Found at Sandwich.

Venue details

Canterbury Heritage Museum Stour Street,, Canterbury Kent CT1 2NR 01227 475202 canterburymuseums.co.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £8.00)