Anglo-Saxon Gold Ring

Date: 10th century

Place of Production: England, found in Faversham

Description: This cast gold ring has at its centre a Roman carnelian intaglio, a typical example of the use and re-use of precious gems in the early medieval period. Although quite badly worn, much of the decoration is still visible, including seven elongated oval leaves, filigree motifs and granulation. 

Held at: British Museum 

Accession Number: 1905,1104.1

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