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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Finger-ring; gold; hoop decorated with twisted bands with bead motif; engraved on the inside of the hoop in black-letter 'uphaf ye ♥ entier' (Lift up your whole heart).

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1400-1464
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 23 millimetres
    • Depth: 6.1 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Script

      • Inscription Position

        inside hoop
      • Inscription Content

        uphaf ye♥ entier
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Lift up your whole heart
  • Bibliography

    • Tait 1986a no328 g bibliographic details
    • Hinton 2005 p240;fig8.3 bibliographic details
    • Hinton 1982 pl46 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G40/dc1

  • Exhibition history


    2015 1 Jun- 31 Aug, Durham, Palace Green Library, Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt.
    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

  • 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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