- Museum number
Amulet-ring; silver gilt; wreathed, pearled and ridged hoop; raised settings on shoulders containing faceted crystal and fluted cup with face embossed upon bottom; almond-shaped bezel fluted at back, and with twisted and vandyked borders containing wolf's(?) tooth; stamped monogram at back of hoop.
- Production date
- 17thC (or later)
Diameter: 1.30 inches
Length: 0.86 inches (bezel)
- Curator's comments
- Text from Dalton 1912, Catalogue of Finger Rings:
'A peasant's ring, which for its general type may be compared with the rings of Class L (Peasant Rings in Dalton catalogue). A wolf's tooth is a hunting charm to secure success in sport. Teeth were used as charms for other purposes; a rosary ring formerly in the Londesborough Collection (no 24) had a tooth set in the largest projection (T C Croker, Catalogue 1853. no. 24, p. 6). Cf. also ring in the Victoria and Albert Museum (no. 816-1902)
A handwritten note in Dalton reads, 'Beginning of 19th century. Probably S. Germany or Austria. Dr Himmelsheber, 20/9/78. Munich Museum.'
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number