- Museum number
Gold finger-ring, a plain band with inscription reserved on pointillé ground (Burgðryd or Bureðryð ?). Cross patée.
- Production date
Diameter: 2.10 centimetres
Weight: 140 grains
- Curator's comments
Text from Dalton 1912, Catalogue of Finger Rings, no. 183:
The legend is perhaps a personal name. The other two letters, the alpha and omega of the Greek alphabet. probably have a religious significance.
Handwritten pencilled corrections in Dalton:
Next to'Found' is 'near Swindon', - 'from Lower Wanborough?'
Next to '1912,' - 'This is not registered in either 1911 or 1912. The Cat. was delivered May 1912'..
As the object was never registered the details of its acquisition are not known. But it was apparently acquired in 1912.
See pp. 23, 27, 56, 75, 79, 83-84, 90, 178 and pl. XXXII.
Bibliography: 'British Museum: A Guide to Anglo-Saxon . . . Antiquities . . .', London, 1923, 116, fig. 146; Harder, H. (1932): 'Eine angelsächsische Ring-Inschrift', Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen, clxi, 37-9.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number