- Museum number
Gold finger-ring with engraved gem.
The finger-ring has a flat bezel set with a conical intaglio carved with a pair of confronted birds, possibly eagles, but with both heads looking left. There is an ivory colour to the surface of the gem, as well as a band within the gem. The gem sets high above the bezel. The band of the ring is broad at the shoulders and narrows to the base. There is a very slight central ridge from the base of the intaglio to the base of the band. On the underside of the bezel, the oval setting can be clearly seen.
- Production date
Height: 19.51 millimetres
Length: 18.58 millimetres
Weight: 7.40 grammes
Thickness: 1.92 millimetres
Width: 13.99 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Guiraud type 2e
A parallel can be found in Henig, M. A corpus of Roman engraved gemstones from British sites (BAR Brit. Ser. 8, 1978), no. 667
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Isolated metal detector find.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Treasure/PAS number: 2011T77 (Treasure number)
Treasure/PAS number: NCL-906D83 (PAS Database Number)