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From Whithorn Priory Church, Wigtownshire

Postcard of Ring.
© National Museums Scotland


This silver-gilt ring was found at Whithorn Priory Church in Wigtownshire. It dates from the 13th century.

The ring has an oblong bezel set with an amethyst.

Whithorn has one of the longest associations with Christianity of any place in Scotland through its link with St. Ninian, one of Scotland's early saints. He was a British bishop based at Whithorn in Wigtownshire in the second half of the 5th century.

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Online ID: 000-100-047-885-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1992.1836
Date: 13th century
Material: Silver gilt ring; amethyst; oblong bezel
Dimensions: 32 mm x 26 mm x 11 mm D
What: Ring, finger
Where: Scotland, Wigtownshire, Whithorn (Whithorn Priory, Grave 2)
Description: Silver gilt finger ring with oblong bezel set with an amethyst, from Roy Ritchie's excavations at Whithorn Priory, 13th century
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