silver tot ring Celtic

T.O.T inscriptions

ATTENTIONE POUR VOIS UNE SILVERED SCEATTA FOTO NUMERO 686 INFORMATION LE MISTRIÊUS ROYAL MEROVINGIN LE ROI THIERRY III EST LE ROU DES FRANCS DE NEUSTRIE PUIS RIU DE TOUS LES FRANCS 687 à 691 A.D.---------INFORMATIONE AVECERE LE SILVER RING INITIALS T o T ???

THIS IS THE SECOND BOTTEMFIND IN THE U.K. OF ONE SILVERED RING WITH THESE INITITALS ....T o T... IN IT, OF A GOD OR A FORGOTTEN KING WHO I CONNECT WITH MY BOTTEMFIND 2007 IN THE NETHERLANDS THE SCEATTA------ WAS THAT SILVERED COIN HAMMERED FOR A GOD OR ONE FAMOUS SAXON -MEROVINGIAN -OR .........KING OF THE ANTICS. THE UPPER PATRON OFF THIS S-RING IS STILL THE SAME AS THE BACKSIDE OFF MY SILVERED SCEATTA FOR ANYONE WHO THINKS HE HAS GOT THE ANSWER GIVE ME AN @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

LIN-D212A5 (ALL FINDS: find 158655 of 181113) Images

Object Type: Henig Type XI Finger Ring

A Roman silver finger-ring of Henig's Type XI with plain D-shaped hoop and broad, flat, sub-rectangular bezel. Within a simple channelled border is a rudimentarily incised sub-rectangular panel engraved with the letters ToT, the ‘o’ being rendered simply as a stop (thus, T.T). Although a little post-discovery cleaning appears to have taken place the ring displays clear evidence of wear, most noticeably on the shoulders and bezel margins.

Rings with the ‘TOT’ inscription are distinctively Romano-British and concentrated in Lincolnshire. The inscription is usually regarded as an abbreviation of the Celtic god-name Toutatis (or Totatis), a deity who was often conflated with the Roman god Mars (M. Henig and J. Ogden Antiquaries Journal 67, 1987, 366-7).

Date: 2nd – 3rd century AD.
Dimensions: external, 27.4 x 21.9 mm; internal, 20.5 x 17.2 mm; bezel width 14.7 mm.

Weight: 12.02 g.
Surface metal analysis conducted at the British Museum indicated that the silver content is approximately 92%.

Ralph Jackson
Dept. of Prehistory and Europe
British Museum
Inscription: TOT
Findspot
Heckington



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