We celebrate the past and the present, and look to the future, focusing on contemporary collecting. Many of our objects have been collected and acquired in more recent years. They provide a strong sense of place, celebrating Aberdeenshire’s people and its rich cultural heritage in farming, fishing, whaling, archaeology and architecture, amongst others.
Found in Fraserburgh by a metal detectorist, this gold finger ring with hoop slightly distorted, has been acquired through Treasure Trove in 2018, and is a rare find for the Fraserburgh area.
The exterior of the ring is decorated with a repeating frieze of lozenge-shaped panels with crosses set at the centre. There are traces of white enamel in the decoration. It is a mourning ring. There are no initials nor name indicating the individual commemorated.