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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Finger-ring; gold; twisted hoop; rectangular bezel engraved with an image of St Catherine and sword; engraved on shoulders with the inscription 'en bon cuer' (in good heart).

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1400-1464
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 20.5 millimetres
    • Depth: 6 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        on the shoulders
      • Inscription Content

        en bon cuer
      • Inscription Translation

        of good heart
  • Bibliography

    • Cherry 1973 bibliographic details
    • Archibald 1967 bibliographic details
    • Cherry 1992 ill37 bibliographic details
    • Tait 1986a no328 i bibliographic details
    • Hinton 2005 p240;fig8.3 bibliographic details
    • Hinton 1982 pl46 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G40/dc1

  • Exhibition history

    2005-2006 25 Jul-13 Jan, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
    2005 12 Feb-26 Jun, Newcastle, Hancock Museum, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
    2004-2005 1 Oct-15 Jan, Manchester Museum, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
    2004 30 Apr-21 Sep, Cardiff, National Museums & Galleries of Wales, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
    2003-2004 21 Nov-14 Mar, London, BM, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past

  • Condition

    Hoop flattened, the whole much worn.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


Finger-ring; gold; hoop with bands of small circles; engraved on inside.

Group of Objects

Finger-ring; gold; hoop with bands of small circles; engraved on inside.

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