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This is a nice late Roman bronze finger ring, dating to the 4th - 5th century A.D. The ring has a neatly-applied 'angular wave' design formed from alternating V-shaped notches. The ring is closely paralleled by another copper-alloy example from a grave in the Butt Road cemetery site, Colchester, dated c. AD 320 - c. AD 450 (Crummy 1981, 47-8, Fig. 50, no. 1766). Similar examples have been recorded LON-54D7E1, ESS-854445 and WMID-9E94F2. This ring has survived in very good excavated condition, suitable to be worn again today!
OBJECT: Finger Ring
DATE: c. 4th - 5th century A.D.
RING SIZE: 5 (US) J 1/2 (UK)
SIZE: 19.89mm x 18.32mm x 2.73mm
WEIGHT: 1.8 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. Private collection Colchester, Essex.