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A late Saxon glass finger ring from the City of London

Alan G Vince & Justine Bayley

The ring was found at Poultry and was acquired by the London Museum in 1925 (Museum of London accession number: A27897). Recently, X-ray fluorescence analysis has shown that it has a very high lead content and may thus be classified with a series of such rings found on a number of 10th-century urban sites in England. On many of these sites evidence for the working of the glass was also found.

[Transactions 34 (1983), pp 93 – 4; abstract by Francis Grew, 11-Oct-1996]

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