About this object

Silver finger-ring with red semi-precious stone (carnelian?). Complete and in good condition. Henig type 11. Oval profile with a wide expanded bezel tapering smoothly at the shoulders to a narrow band, D-shaped in section. Patches of copper alloy corrosion product visible on the surface (before cleaning). The stone is oval, rather small for the size of the bezel and sits within a slight depression. A single incision mark is visible on the top. It appears that it has been filed down in antiquity to remove the design.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament; Finger ring
  • Culture
    Romano-British
  • Date made
    Roman (43 AD - 409 AD); 2nd Century AD; 180s AD
  • Materials
    Metal; silver with gold gilt
  • Location
    Congleton Museum,
  • Place collected
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Cheshire: Knutsford
  • Date collected
    2014
  • Measurements
    9.6 g
Object view = Archaeology
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