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Ring

Ring

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraved silver

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dame Joan Evans

  • Museum number:

    M.248-1962

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Silver ring, the hoop with raised borders and cinquefoils, inscribed in black letter iaspur melcior baltasar

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

15th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Engraved silver

Marks and inscriptions

inscribed iaspur melcior baltasar
The names of the 'Three Kings' who gave gifts to Jesus at the Nativity
in black letter

Dimensions

Depth: 0.6 cm, Diameter: 2.3 cm

Object history note

Bought at Great Yarmouth and acquired by Joseph Warren in 1860

Historical context note

The names of the Magi, or the three Kings of Cologne, may be Mithraic in origin. Belief in their amuletic powers persisted after the passing of the Middle Ages.

Descriptive line

Silver ring, the hoop with raised borders and cinquefoils, inscribed in black letter iaspur melcior baltasar, England, 15th century

Materials

Silver

Techniques

Engraving (incising)

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Amulets

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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