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Medieval '* EN * BON * AN' ring. A smoothly conforming slim band with ten lozengiform panels with concave scalloped edging featuring engraved text '* EN * BON * AN' in black lettering, translated from French as 'a good year', approximately 4.5mm in width from the widest point. Tested yellow gold, approximately 1.4g in weight, English, circa 14th-15th century AD.
Accompanied by documentation from the British Museum and the Portable Antiquities Scheme stating that this ring was found at Haveringland, Norfolk, UK in April 2015. It is recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme under reference NMS-D0B0FF; and disclaimed under the Treasure Act, reference 2015T245.
This charming and unusual posy is not listed in the most comprehensive catalog of posy mottos, see Evans, J., 'English Posies and Posy Rings.'
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