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found at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh

Postcard of Ring.
© National Museums Scotland


This gold finger ring was found in the garden of Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh. It dates from the 14th century.

The stirrup-shaped ring has a square bezel set with a natural octahedral diamond crystal.

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Online ID: 000-100-002-586-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.NJ 68
Date: 14th century
Material: Gold; diamond
Dimensions: 29 mm H x 21 mm W x 7 mm depth
What: Ring, finger
Subject: Jewellery : finger rings (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh (Holyrood Palace)
Description: Stirrup-shaped gold finger ring set with a diamond, 14th century, found in the garden of Holyrood Palace
  • Caldwell, D. H. (ed). Angels, Nobles and Unicorns: Art and Patronage in Medieval Scotland. Edinburgh: NMS, 1982 
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