The Raglan Ring

Contributed by National Museum Cardiff

Perhaps the finest example of late medieval gold jewellery ever to be found in Wales, this massive gold ring, discovered in 1998 is likely to date from the middle or third quarter of the 15th century. The ring has a circular bezel engraved with a design of a lion on a bed of flowers, within a single cable border with the legend: <em>to yow feythfoull or feythfoull to yow</em> and initials W A either side of the lion.

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Raglan, Monmouthshire


15th century


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