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The Iron Age

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Two rings

Period:
Iron Age
Description:

The image for this object shows two Iron Age finger rings, both made from polished stone. The smaller, found near Durisdeer is composed of mottled jasper, while the larger jet black ring, found near Lochar Moss, is made from a combination of stone and lignite. Both objects were formally in the collection of Dr Grierson. 

Place of Discovery:
Durisdeer/Lochar Moss
Materials/Media:
(left) mineral, jasper; (right) lignite
Dimensions:
diameter 25mm, 36mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1965.65, DUMFM:1965.64
Digital Number:
DMAC078n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council
References:
BLACK, G F and BISSET, J, Catalogue of Dr Grierson's Museum, Thornhill, 1894 PREHISTORIC ANTIQUITIES Stone Implements, &c