Intaglio Finger-Ring from Anglo-Saxon England

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 14 October 2016

In early Anglo-Saxon England, the highest status men were buried with unique and luxurious items, like this gold finger-ring set with an engraved Roman gem (intaglio). The gem itself dates back to around the 1st century CE while the ring dates to the 5th century CE. From the Snape Ship-burial at Suffolk, UK. (The British Museum, London).



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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