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Black Monk

The Roman rings which inspired The Hobbit

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Black Monk

An elite group of citizens flaunted their status by wearing 'ostentatious' rings in the last days of Roman rule over Britain.

Experts looked at flashy Brancaster rings, which they have dated to the fourth and fifth centuries, for clues about their owners.

They found that the quality of metals used in their construction, as well as images depicted on them, hinted at their use by members of high society.

One famous example, the cursed Silvianus Ring, is thought to have inspired JRR Tolkien when writing The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5409951/Brancaster-rings-used-Romans-flaunt-wealth.html#ixzz57kpFi5cY 
 

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DebDandelion

Interesting read

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