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This is the final published version of a book chapter that has been published in its final definitive form by State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology Saxony-Anhalt, 2019.
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The inscribed late Roman gold ring found near Silchester has been considered as one of the inspirations for the One Ring in J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. The ring is one of a small number of late Roman finger-rings from Britain that were usually manufactured in gold or silver. Their iconography suggests that the wearers of these rings were presenting themselves as members of an educated wealthy elite who advertised their position, religious beliefs, and ideologies through the symbols engraved upon their finger-rings. These rings offer a fascinating insight into society in Britain at the very end of the Roman period.
Author(s): Gerrard J
Editor(s): H. Meller, S. Kimming-Volkner and A. Reichenberger
Publication type: Book Chapter
Publication status: Published
Book Title: Ringe der Macht
Print publication date: 15/11/2019
Acceptance date: 24/04/2019
Publisher: State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology Saxony-Anhalt
Place Published: Halle
Notes: International Conference, November 09-10, 2018 in Halle (Saale)
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