Silver wire ring

Photo: West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service CC By SA2.0
Object type: Aestel
Period: Anglo-Saxon
Primary material: Bronze
Date found: 10/11/2022
Location: Hambleton, North Yorkshire


A ring formed by three ribbons of silver wire plaited into a loop shape. The PAS record says “Examples are known from the 10th century, the post-medieval period (16th to 18th century), and the modern period (19th to 20th century) but at present we cannot distinguish between these options“. It was found within a foot of a 15th century silver ring but that could just be a coincidence.