Copper alloy finger rings
(left) late 12th century
It has an oval bezel with a decorative notched edge containing a blue
glass setting; there is a moulding on each shoulder.
Dimensions: D.25, W.3, T.2; bezel: L.9, W.7mm
(centre) early 12th century
Hoop of plano-convex section with three pairs of decorative rectangular
mouldings, the largest pair in the centre is flanked by the other
pairs, all extend to the sides of the hoop and each is decorated with
lozenges containing a saltire cross.
Dimensions: D.20, W.2. T.1mm
(right) late 12th century
Incomplete. It has a lozenge-shaped bezel filled with cross-hatching,
which has a single projection at the 'east' and 'west' cardinal points
and two projections at 'north' and 'south'. The hoop is decorated
with oblique transverse grooves and a single moulding.
Dimensions: L.16, W.6, T.1mm
Ottaway, P. and Rogers, N.S.H., 2002. Craft, Industry and Everyday
Life: Finds from Medieval York, The Archaeology of York 17/15
Location and accession details
York Archaeological Trust 1976-81.7, 1. sf2200, 2. sf4099, 3. sf4192
S. I. Hill © York Archaeological Trust)