A late mediaeval “decade ring”
Here is a guest post on the Colchester and Ipswich Museums website, by Jill Holmen, Collections Manager of Epping Forest Museum. It depicts a “decade” ring, used for a form of devotion in ten stages and dates from 25 years either side of 1500, recently borrowed by Colchester Castle Museum and was on display there until mid-February.
The ten stages of the ring are known as “bezels”, five of which are described in the article. The wearer was clearly of high status and notably religious whilst the ring was discovered in 2004.