Record Details

NHER Number:24972
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Saxon gold finger ring


A Late Saxon or Viking gold plaited finger ring, found in a garden in 1987.

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Map Sheet:TF82NW

Full description

11 March 1987.
Dug up in garden.
Heavy plaited gold ring probably Late Saxon, perhaps Viking, 10th to 11th century.
Identified by the British Museum (Medieval and Later Antiquities).
Information from King's Lynn Police.
Treasure Trove Inquest 25 August 1988, returned to finder in December 1988.

March 2002.
'Featured' on a BBC Antiques Roadshow.
See (S1) and (S2) in file.
Finder states that the object was found in soil moved from back (north) part of property to the south as part of development as a house and garden. Up until then meadows. See Notes for ngr.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 8 April 2002.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FINGER RING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1988. Ring values big surprise to finders.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Margeson, S.. Report on Gold Finger Ring.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2001. Surprise ring was a real £10,000 cracker. 28 December.

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