|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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|Parish:||WEST RUDHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
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.
'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.
- FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
- 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||Unpublished Document: Margeson, S..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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