Collection online


  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Gold finger-ring; hoop of circular section rods twisted with beaded wire; narrowing to back.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 11thC-12thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 2.3 centimetres
    • Weight: 106 grains
  • Curator's comments

    Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager 'Summary Catalogue' (draft MS)

    From Rev James Beck, who had obtained it from Lieutenant Carl Falk of the island Militia (MS letter, Beck to Franks, 13.12.1886)

    BECK J. 1868. Proceedings at meetings of the Institute, Archaeological Journal XXV, London, 94
    DALTON O.M. 1912. Franks Bequest Catalogue of the Finger Rings Early Christian, Byzantine, Teutonic, Mediaeval and Later. London, p. 36 no. 215c (where no. 216 wrongly stated to have been found with it)
    KENDRICK T.D. 1930. A History of the Vikings. London, pl. III:5
    ODDY W.A. and MEYER V.E.G. 1986. The Analysis of the Gold Finds from Helgö and their Relationship to other Early Medieval Gold, in A. Lundström (ed) Excavations at Helgö X, Stockholm, 153-61, p. 182 table 11


  • Bibliography

    • Dalton 1912 215c bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G41/dc25/sA

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


Gold finger-ring; hoop of circular section rods twisted together with beaded wire; narrowing to back.

Group of Objects

Gold finger-ring; hoop of circular section rods twisted together with beaded wire; narrowing to back.

Image description



If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: 

View open data for this object with SPARQL endpoint

Object reference number: MCS1136

British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.

View this object

Support the Museum:
donate online

The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.

About the database

The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. New records, updates and images are added every week.

More about the database 


Work on this database is supported by a range of sponsors, donors and volunteers.

More about supporters and how you
can help