Finger Ring

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From Tarnavie, Dunning, Perthshire

Postcard of Finger Ring.
© National Museums Scotland

Finger Ring

This bronze finger ring with an enamelled bezel was found at Tarnavie at Dunning in Perthshire. It dates from between 80 and 200 AD and may well have functioned as an amulet. This picture shows the back of the ring.

There are signs of wear on the inner surface.

The Romans brought the fashion of wearing finger rings to Britain. The most common type was a heavy metal hoop, narrow at the back and swelling to a broader bezel in which an oval gemstone was often set. Many examples have been found in Britain.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-965-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FA 109
Date: Between 80 and 200 AD
Early Iron Age
Material: Bronze; with a flat, round bezel having a triquetra in the centre, and a second triquetra enclosing it; inlaid with red, yellow, and a missing, enamel
Dimensions: Bezel 0.65" across
What: Ring, finger
Where: Scotland, Perthshire, Dunning, Tarnavie
Description: Bronze finger ring with a flat round bezel inlaid with enamel, Early Iron Age, from Tarnavie, Dunning, Perthshire
  • MacGregor, Morna. Early Celtic art in North Britain. Leicester: Leicester University Press, 1976, vol. 1, p 135-7; vol. 2, no. 260. 
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