A silver ring from Exe Bridge

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A silver ring from Exe Bridge

In the later middle ages the wearing of rings was popular, and tomb effigies commonly show several rings on one person's fingers. A range of types was available, according to wealth and taste. Some of the principal types of medieval ring of c. 1300-1500 are represented in the collection.

Found during excavations at Exe Bridge, the ring is of silver, engraved with the letter 'T' in black-letter script, flanked by crosses and below a ?coronet. This is likely to have been intended to seal personal documents. This ring dates to c. 1500.

Acknowledgments: RAM Museum