Medieval gold ring

Photo: Bristol City Council CC BY SA2.0
Object type: Ampulla
Period: Anglo-Saxon
Primary material: Bronze
Date found: 03/11/2021
Location: Wychavon, Worcestershire


Running around the outside of this 14th century ring are eleven oval panes, each engraved with a letter to spell IO SVI CI EN LI, which means “I am here in place of a [lover/friend]“.