A silver armring fragment found in Harrowgate, North Yorkshire. (c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 4.0
Silver Arm Ring Fragment (SWYOR-58AFB4)
A silver arm-ring fragment found in Harrogate, North Yorkshire
A fragment of an Early Medieval silver decorated arm ring with triangular punches each with a pellet in the centre. The object may represent hacksilver, but as it is broken rather than cut, this is not certain. Nonetheless, arm rings functioned as both a means of storing wealth as well as putting the wealth and status of the individual on display.