Waltham Abbey Museum Acquires Willingale Ring
|Published: 14th June 2018 11:35|
The Willingale Treasure
The Willingale Treasure Is a medieval gold ring which was found in the parish of Willingale. It is the first medieval gem set ring to be found in the district, and the first known finger-ring to be discovered in Willingale. The decoration is of an extremely high standard.
Other treasures at the museum
Currently on display at the museum is a selection of items acquired by the museum through the national Portable Antiquities Scheme, which recently celebrated 20 years of recording treasure finds. On display are items found from all over the Epping Forest district.
The oldest are a bronze axe and small gold bead, which are some 3,500 years old, also displayed are medieval Noble coins of Edward III found near Abridge and a fine silver gilt medieval crucifix discovered near North Weald.