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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Amulet-ring; gold; slender rounded hoop expanding to oval bezel set with "toadstone".

  • Date

    • 16thC
  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 1.05 inches
    • Length: 0.5 inches (bezel)
    • Weight: 98 grains
  • Curator's comments

    For further discussion of toadstone rings, see Chistopher J. Duffin, 'Fossils as Drugs: pharmaceutical palaeontology', Ferrantia (Travaux scientifiques du Musée national d'histoire naturelle Luxembourg), no. 54, Luxembourg 2008, pp. 42-44.

  • Bibliography

    • Dalton 1912 896 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number



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