Join the Yorkshire Museum’s Curator of Archaeology, Lucy Creighton, for a rare opportunity to get up close to the spectacular Escrick ring near to the spot where it was discovered.
Dating from the Anglian period and crafted using gold and sapphire, this beautiful finger-ring is unique. The style of the ring is unrivalled and its magnificent stone is the second earliest example of the use of sapphire ever found in Britain. This striking object is of the highest quality and was made by a craftsperson of great skill. It was likely a treasured possession and worn by someone of great importance almost 1,500 years ago.
The nationally important gold ring was discovered in Escrick by a metal detectorist in 2009. The Yorkshire Museum successfully raised the money to purchase the ring with generous grants from the Art Fund, V&A Purchase Grant Fund, Headley Trust and the Yorkshire Philosophical Society.
Discover how archaeologists unlocked the story of the Escrick Ring and how objects like this are crucial to our understanding of the Anglian period in Yorkshire.
Entrance by ticket only : £5 to include drink, cheese and nibbles. Tickets available through eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-escrick-ring-tickets-60763737976 For more information please contact [email protected]
Doors open at 6.40 pm. Talk starts at 7pm.
Photo courtesy of York Museums Trust. Image by Kippa Matthews