Saxon Gold Ropework Finger Ring 6th-8th century AD . A filigree finger ring formed from two twisted wire bands framed by three plain wires.

Saxon Gold Ropework Finger Ring 6th-8th century AD . A filigree finger ring formed from two twisted wire bands framed by three plain wires.

MEDIEVAL GOLD CABOCHON RING Circa 13th century AD. A gold finger ring comprising a plan flat-section hoop rising to a discoid bezel with c-shaped petal elements surrounding an elliptical turquoise stone in a cabochon setting. Gold, 1

MEDIEVAL GOLD CABOCHON RING Circa 13th century AD. A gold finger ring comprising a plan flat-section hoop rising to a discoid bezel with c-shaped petal elements surrounding an elliptical turquoise stone in a cabochon setting. Gold, 1

Fingerring, Gold, High medieval, probably 12th century. Kaspar, Melchior, Baltasar engraved. Found in Dalsland, Sweden, Historiska Museet, Stockholm.

Fingerring, Gold, High medieval, probably 12th century. Kaspar, Melchior, Baltasar engraved. Found in Dalsland, Sweden, Historiska Museet, Stockholm.

Posy rings, the name deriving from poesy ('poetry'), are rings with inscriptions that express affection, friendship and love. (1500-1530)

Ring

Posy rings, the name deriving from poesy ('poetry'), are rings with inscriptions that express affection, friendship and love. (1500-1530)

Æthelwulf ring: Wiltshire, AD 828-58: Triangular bezel depicting stylized plant motif between two birds. The hoop decorated with a quatrefoil and interlaced knot design.  Æthelswith ring: West Yorkshire: Circular bezel with a beaded frame and contains a cruciform filled with leaf motifs. Within a central circle is a charming four-legged animal with a halo and the letters A and D which stand for 'Agnus Dei' (Lamb of God).  The ornament on both rings is inlaid with niello to make it stand out.

Æthelwulf ring: Wiltshire, AD 828-58: Triangular bezel depicting stylized plant motif between two birds. The hoop decorated with a quatrefoil and interlaced knot design. Æthelswith ring: West Yorkshire: Circular bezel with a beaded frame and contains a cruciform filled with leaf motifs. Within a central circle is a charming four-legged animal with a halo and the letters A and D which stand for 'Agnus Dei' (Lamb of God). The ornament on both rings is inlaid with niello to make it stand out.

Gold Viking Ringenlarge image Gold Ring discovered by a farmer This is a Yorkshire World Collections object, one of 100 chosen by young people aged 16-24, as part of the London Cultural Olympiad programme Stories of the World.

Gold Viking Ringenlarge image Gold Ring discovered by a farmer This is a Yorkshire World Collections object, one of 100 chosen by young people aged 16-24, as part of the London Cultural Olympiad programme Stories of the World.

6th century ring. Found in a rubbish layer in Market Street excavations, Dover. Garnet over gold foil. Photograph courtesy of M.Bunker.

6th century ring. Found in a rubbish layer in Market Street excavations, Dover. Garnet over gold foil. Photograph courtesy of M.Bunker.

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