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Gold finger-ring; bezel a rectangular applied plate; cylindrical collar at corners with cabochon jacinth, sapphire, garnet and blue glass; central sard in clawed collars; hoop a strip with median groove; shoulders an animal head with outstretched paws. Openwork.
- Production date
Height: 1.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
According to the Braybrooke catalogue, 'A very small flat gold hoop, temp. Charlemagne: set on the summit with a cluster of five small stones, three blue, two red. Found with contemporaneous period coins, near Autun, France, in 1860. Presented to me by A. Way, Esq., in May of that year. This ring resembles in type 183-4, supra. -49grs.'
Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager ‘Summary Catalogue’ (draft MS)
near Autun, dép. Saône et Loire, France; found 1860 "with coins of the period of Charlemagne" (Marshall 1907, rephrasing Braybrooke n.d.)
Ex collection: Lord Braybrooke, who acquired it from Albert Way, May 1860
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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- Additional IDs
Other BM number: 1917,0501.854 (G&R reg.no)