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The Roman finger-ring from Graig

    Roman finger-ring from Graig Newport Museum and Art Gallery has finally received the Roman finger-ring from Graig. This was  purchased for the museum by  the Friends of Newport Museum and Art Gallery. This finger-ring was discovered by a metal-detectorist in Graig, Newport. It features a palm branch design, which was widely believed to symbolise victory in the Roman period - in particular, victory over the ‘Evil Eye’. Such rings would have functioned as amulets, protecting the wearer from harm. The ring was declared Treasure due to its age and precious metal content. It was purchased by the Friends of Newport Museum and Art Gallery for Newport Museum, where it will be displayed in the near future.  see The Treasure Act Code of Practice (2nd Revision) In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, all finders of gold and silver objects, and groups of coins from the same finds, over 300 years old, have a legal obligation to report such items under the Treasure Act 1996. Prehistoric base