Jewellery, Watches and Objects of Vertu (23 November 2021)
Date of Auction: 23rd November 2021
Sold for £2,000
Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000
The ring was found at Banham on 5th April 2021 using a XP Deus metal detector on a ploughed field and buried at a depth of approximately 3cm. The find spot lies close to the 14th century church of St Mary’s at Banham, believed to have been founded by Sir Hugh Bardolph.
The ring is recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database Ref: NMS-D8F162 and has subsequently been disclaimed.
The ring was found with vacant central setting and with misshapen shank. It has been reshaped and inset with a retrieved contemporary Medieval cabochon ruby.
For a near identical ring of the same period, found in Herefordshire, see Portable Antiquities Scheme database Ref: GLO-1CA5DC.