Gold finger ring by Unknown Artist

Plain hoop ring of triangular section with inlaid inscription on the outer faces.

Details

Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Diameter 2.4 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,000 ( Total: £6,000)
Acquired in:
2004
Vendor:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The inscription has both a religious and tallismanic nature, and reads 'AVE MARIA GRACIA PLENA DOMI' and 'IESUS NAZARENUS REX IUDEOUM' (sic).

Provenance

Found by a metal detectorist in Lackford, West Suffolk, November 2002; declared Treasure.

Venue details

Moyse's Hall Museum Moyses Hall Museum, Cornhill, BURY ST EDMUNDS Suffolk IP33 1DX 01284 706 183 www.weststow.org

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7.30)

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