Aethelwulf Ring

Illustration

Patrick Tinkham
by The British Museum
published on 27 June 2018

Found in a cart rut near Laverstock in 1780 CE, this gold ring is inscribed with the name of Aethelwulf (r. 839-858 CE). It features a mitre-shaped bezel with a tree and two peacocks. Diameter approximately 2.8 cm, mass approximately 18.5 grams. (British Museum, London)

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