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Vyne Estate, Hampshire (Accredited Museum)
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This gold Roman ring was found not far from The Vyne. It has been linked with a curse written on a piece of lead found at Lydney, Gloucestershire. J.R.R. Tolkien was an advisor on the Lydney archaeological dig – perhaps ring and the curse are the inspiration for his “Lord of the Rings” stories.
A Roman ring (see NT/VYN/V/2 for associate plaque)