Finger ring

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from Traprain Law, East Lothian

Postcard of Finger ring.
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Finger ring

This enamelled bronze finger ring was found at the native hillfort settlement at Traprain Law in East Lothian. It was an expensive piece of jewellery, made sometime between 80 and 200 AD.

The finger ring, here shown from above, has a circular bezel and an inlay of blue enamel with white spots. It is damaged around the edges.

The large defended hillfort at Traprain Law was an important site in Iron Age Scotland. A large number of Roman and native objects have been found from there, showing that the native population prospered in its contacts with the Romans.

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Online ID: 000-100-039-924-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.GVM 159
Date: Between 80 and 200 AD
Material: Bronze; circular bezel; inlay of blue enamel with white spots
Dimensions: 0.75" D
What: Ring, finger
Where: Scotland, East Lothian, Traprain Law
Description: Bronze finger ring with circular bezel and inlay of blue enamel with white spots, from Traprain Law
  • Burley, Elizabeth. Metal-work from Traprain Law. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 89 (1955-6), pp. 118-226, esp. no. 159. 
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