Finger ring from Nercwys by Unknown Artist

This ring is thought to be early medieval in date.

Details

Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Diameter: 1.9 cm
Art Fund grant:
£562 ( Total: £1,500)
Acquired in:
2006
Vendor:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

It is decorated with wide, shallow facets created by hammering. This decoration is similar to Viking designs and the ring is possibly of Viking origin. It was discovered at Nercwys, near Mold. The nearest other Viking finds have been on the North Wales coast, Chester, and at Meols on the Wirral peninsula.

Provenance

Discovered in 2004 by a metal detectorist near Nercwys Hall, Flintshire, and declared Treasure in 2006.

Venue details

Mold Library and Museum Earl Road, MOLD Flintshire CH7 1AP 01352 754791 www.flintshire.gov.uk/

Entry details

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