The ring has a 78 gold content. The ring almost certainly belonged to a nobleman or high-ranking official. It was probably imported into Britain from the Continent as garnet encrusted gold was popular for Germanic/Frankish jewellery between 6th-7th Century A.D., cf. similar rings in the British Museum (M & LA AF.478a and 65, 7-12, 2). The loop-shaped wire ornament is characteristic also of 6th-7th Century A.D. rings, particularly Frankish and Lombardic, cf. British Museum M & LA AF.530 for a 6th-7th Century A.D. Lombardic ring with filigree and punched decoration.