Gold Anglo-Saxon signet ring from North-West Essex, 580–650 AD

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Decorated with Anglo-Saxon motifs including birds and interlace
ornamentation, the ring has been dated to 580–650 AD. The ring's
engraved bezel shows a belted human feature holding a cross beneath a
bird of prey, mixing pagan Anglo-Saxon iconography with Christian
symbolism.

Known as the 'North-Essex Ring'

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