- Museum number
Amulet-ring; silver; engraved; applied circular bezel decorated with astrological characters; within hoop is inscription and more signs.
- Production date
Diameter: 0.90 inches (bezel)
Diameter: 0.96 inches
- Curator's comments
- Text from Dalton 1912, Catalogue of Finger Rings:
'The names in the interior are those of angels. Silver was the "metal of the Moon", and this ring was probably considered to possess special virtues as a lunar amulet. The characters are analogous to those on magic tablets, on which see Proc. Soc. Ant. London, viii, 355; xvii, pp. 146-7; xx, p. 155'.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2018-2019 31 Aug-6 Jan, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Spellbound
1980 15 Mar-28 Sep, Italy, Florence, Instituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Florence and Medicean Tuscany
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number