Jewellery, Watches and Objects of Vertu (14 September 2021)
Date of Auction: 14th September 2021
Sold for £2,000
Estimate: £1,200 - £1,400
FootnoteProvenance: This ring was found in September 2019 in a ploughed field at a depth of 5 inches, using a Minelab Equinox 800 metal detector, at Funtington, West Sussex, and is recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database ref: SUSS-E75D97 and has subsequently been disclaimed.
A squirrel is commonly used on Medieval seal matrices with the inscription “I crack nuts”.
St Mary’s Church, Funtington, dating from the 12th century, is located close to the find spot.