- Museum number
Finger-ring; gold; engraved; enamelled; hoop is wreathed, pearled and ridged; flowers on shoulders; ridged bezel depicting St Margaret holding long cross and standing above monster, and St Barbara holding tower; inscription within hoop.
Diameter: 0.82 inches
Length: 0.40 inches (bezel)
Weight: 78 grains
- Curator's comments
- Text from Dalton 1912, Catalogue of Finger Rings
Treasure Trove, Fressingfield, Suffolk.
For the inscription cf. nos. 558, 725, 742.
Text from Ward, Cherry et al, 'The Ring from Antiquity to the Twentieth Century,' London 1981, pl.181.
This iconographic ring has a two-cell bezel divided by a central ridge. The bezel is engraved on one side with the figure of St Margaret holding a long cross and standing over a monster, and on the other with St Barbara holding her symbol, the tower. Behind the bezel is the black-letter inscription: MON COR AVES ('you have my heart'). The wreathed hoop is decorated with beading. The shoulders of the hoop are decorated with three groves engraved with flowers, and both the background behind the saints and the flowers would have been filled with enamel.
- Not on display
- Enamel missing.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number