Check out Simone Francesco’s incredible discovery from our Fowey group dig a few years ago: a 14th-century gold signet ring! Let’s hope we get a positive conclusion with the British museum as we are still in the treasure process. Incredible thing!
The dig itself was reasonably quiet with very little else apart for the usual musket balls as to be expected in the area because of the massive civil war battle near by.
What is a signet ring?
Signet rings have their roots in religious leaders and ancient Egyptian pharaohs and derive from the Latin word “signum,” which means “sign.” By pressing the face, which was originally imprinted with a distinctive family crest, into hot wax, these rings were used to stamp and seal papers.