- Museum number
Signet-ring; gold, green jasper; the octagonal bezel set in the centre with a green jasper intaglio engraved with the bust of a man in profile wearing a pointed pendent hood. Engraved around the bezel is the inscription in Lombardic lettering '+ S'CRISTINEALMARICI'.
- Production date
Diameter: 21.04 millimetres ((Hoop))
Length: 16.63 millimetres ((Bezel))
Weight: 75 grains
Width: 14.69 millimetres ((Bezel))
- Curator's comments
- Text from Alexander & Binski 1987, see bibliography:
'The legend around the octagonal bezel indicates that it was used as the signet ring of Christine Almaricus (possibly to be interpreted as Christine the Librarioan). The intaglio is medieval. Although it was found in England it is not certain that the ring is English, and the shape of the ring and the engraving of the stone may suggest an Italian origin.'
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2005-2006 25 Jul-13 Jan, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
2005 12 Feb-26 Jun, Newcastle, Hancock Museum, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
2004-2005 1 Oct-15 Jan, Manchester Museum, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
2004 30 Apr-21 Sep, Cardiff, National Museums & Galleries of Wales, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
2003-2004 21 Nov-14 Mar, London, BM, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
1993 22 Mar-30 Aug, London, Historic Royal Palaces, Tower of London, 'Edward I'
1987-1988 6 Nov-6 Mar, London, Royal Academy of Arts, Age of Chivalry: Art in Plantagenet England 1200-1400
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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