- Museum number
Silver finger ring, constructed from a convex band tapering at both ends to flattened wires which join together in a spiral knot; their extremities tightly wound round the hoop on either side of this. The hammered band is punched with two opposing rows of identical triangular stamps enclosing three relief pellets each.
- Production date
Diameter: 2.20 centimetres (maximum)
Height: 0.90 centimetres (maximum)
- Curator's comments
- This ring 'represents a rare miniature version of similarly constructed silver "ribon" arm-rings, such as those found in the not-far-distant Bossal-Flaxton hoard, which was deposited ca. 925, an in the great Cuerdale, Lancs. hoard, buried ca. 905.' (L. Webster, memo of 27/05/02).
LW therfore suggests a date of the late 9th or early 10th century.
X-ray fluorescence analysis of the metal gave a result of approximately 98% of silver.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Metal detector find
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Treasure/PAS number: 2002T381 (Treasure number)