Sunday, August 7, 2011

Interesting Anglo-Saxon Sapphire Ring

I'm still not home, or prepared to write a long post, but here's a short news article about a large 10th or 11th century CE Anglo-Saxon period gold ring set with a sapphire, that was found by a metal detectorist in Yorkshire. The article includes a nice enlargeable photograph of the ring. The current thinking is that the ring was the episcopal ring of an archbishop of York of the period, a Northumbrian earl, or perhaps a member of the royal family.  Enjoy!

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