Medieval: Other findings
Gold&sapphire ring: Description Finger-ring; gold, sapphire. The ribbed octagonal hoop terminating in a six-petalled calyx and oval plate containing a sapphire within an irregular setting. Culture/periodLate Medieval Date1400 (circa) Finger-ring; gold, hoop of triangular section; it ends in conventional monsters' heads which support a bezel in form of an open calyx of six petals with a pearled ring above it, set with a circular pearl pierced and fixed by a wire.
Garter, late 14C Fringed garter made from red woven textile. The fringing would have hung downwards when the garter was worn. Loose leggings and 'knytt netherstockes of worsted' or silk needed garters to hold them up. By the 1320s men's garters had become a conspicuous and colourful accessory and were often satirised in contemporary art. The popularity of garters in the 14th century coincided with the shortening of men's tunics, which revealed more of their legs than before.