Finger ring by Unknown Artist

A ring with a circular bezel divided into four with a fine beaded wire framing four collared settings of glass beads.


Gold with settings of glass beads
1.5 x 1.6 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,000 ( Total: £4,000)
Acquired in:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The hoop is partly flattened and distorted. It shows rare evidence of a personal belonging from the middle stratum of society below the aristocracy but above the peasant or similar craftsman level.


Found in Abingdon, Oxfordshire and declared Treasure in 2002.

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Abingdon County Hall Museum Market Place, ABINGDON Oxfordshire OX14 3HG 01235 523703

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