|This is the magnificent reliquary ring from the Thame Hoard, set with an amethyst in the shape of a double armed cross. It is engraved on the back with the crucifixion and inscribed (in Latin) ‘Remember me, O Lord’. It can be seen in the Ashmolean Museum. The Thame Hoard is made up of five medieval gold rings and ten silver groats (c.1351 – c.1457).|
It was found on the edge of the River Thame in 1940, by a couple walking their dog by the river bank, which was piled high with debris caused by dredging.