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found at Dunkeld Cathedral, Perthshire

Postcard of Ring.
© National Museums Scotland


This gold finger ring was found at Dunkeld Cathedral in Perthshire. It dates from the 16th century.

The ring has a quatrefoil bezel set with an uncut ruby.

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Online ID: 000-100-002-588-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.NJ 73
Date: 16th century
Material: Gold; ruby
Dimensions: 25 mm H x 20 mm W x 10 mm depth
What: Ring, finger
Subject: Jewellery : finger rings (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Perthshire, Dunkeld Cathedral
Description: Gold finger ring with a bezel containing an uncut ruby, from Dunkeld Cathedral, Perthshire, 16th century
  • Caldwell, D. H. (ed). Angels, Nobles and Unicorns: Art and Patronage in Medieval Scotland. Edinburgh: NMS, 1982 
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