Ring brooch

Description
This miniature gold brooch was probably given as a love token. It is inscribed with 'A AMIE AD NUN ALIS'. The meaning of this is unclear but it starts 'to a friend...'.
Accession Loan No.
203/2003
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Common Name
ring brooch
Simple Name
brooch
Full Name
ring brooch
Dimensions
whole diameter 16 mm; whole depth 2 mm
Period Classification
Medieval (1200-1500)
Production Year Low
1400
Production Year High
1499
Family Group

Material
gold
Collector / Excavator
Parnell, Adina, Mrs
Collection Site Name
Found 6” deep in ploughsoil @ Gappah Farm, Kingsteignton NGR: SX 2855 0774
Collection Town
KIngsteignton
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe
Inscription / Transcription
A AMIE AD NUN ALIS

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