Heritage: August 2003 Archives

August 22, 2003

An unusual insight into mediæval beliefs

An unusual late-mediæval ring has been found in Waltham on the Wolds. Of particular interest is the iron setting:

It could have belonged to somebody who'd made their money from iron and wished to demonstrate that, or there is something more ritualistic about it, said Peter [Liddle, Keeper of Archæology at Leicestershire County Council]. It could be that it's to do with witchcraft, maybe a sort of magic, ritual significance to ward off evil spirits.

2000 YEARS LATE! LOST ROMAN EARRING FOUND IN LEICESTERSHIRE - 24 Hour Museum News, 21st August 2003.

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