Record Details

NHER Number:5881
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Saxon gold finger ring


In 1905 a Late Saxon gold ring dating to around AD 900 was recovered from an unknown location within Thetford. The decoration on the ring was determined to be of a Viking style.

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Full description

June 1905. No details of location of finding.
Gold ring of about AD 900 (adjustable) impressed with irregular stamps enclosing pellets and with impressed dots.
Held by NCM.
See (S1) and (S2).
Cards by R. R. Clarke (NCM).
See also (S3) - decoration of Viking type.
E. Rose (NAU) 25 January 1985.

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

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Late Saxon. Thetford.
<S1>Publication: Norwich Castle Museum. Catalogue of Antiquities in Norwich Castle Museum. No 486.
<S2>Publication: Fox, C. 1923. The Archaeology of the Cambridge Region: a topographical study of the Bronze, Early Iron, Roman, and Anglo-Saxon Ages, with an introductory note on the Neolithic Age. p 296.
<S3>Serial: East Anglian Archaeology. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol 22, p 68, no 12 fig.

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