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Drawings Signet rings from Dumfries & Galloway

Object number

LDSAL2020.34.73

Artist/Designer/Maker

Basire, James - Attributed To

Production date

1792

Material

Paper
Wash

Technique

Drawing

Dimensions

Height: 73mm
Width: 129mm
Height (of Mount): 134mm
Width (of Mount): 194mm

Inscriptions

Inscription content

Fig. 8. a ring of mixed metal gilt, or rather plated with gold. It was found near the Friary of Tangland in Galloway
Fig. 9. is a brass ring from Lancashire, called a cramp ring
--- 10. is of brass, and was found several years ago near the site of the Friary at Dumfries

Archaeologia Vol.X.p.481.

References

Reference (free text)

Archaeologia 10 (1792): 478-82. Illustration (Engraving by James Basire), figs. 8, 9, and 10, pl. XL, opp. p. 478.

Reference (free text)

Charles Oman, British Rings, 800-1914 (London: B T Batsford, 1974), pp. 61-3.