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Signet ring, 16th century

Date: 1500 - 1599 | Identifier: 1061.1
Signet ring with an engraved prancing lion crest attributed to the Kendall family. Some archaeologists believe the ring dates to the 16th century and once belonged to a member of the Roanoke Colony of 1585-1586, although others have questioned this theory (see http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/mystery-roanoke-endures-yet-another-cruel-twist-180962837/). It was excavated at the Cape Creek site (Croatan), Buxton, Dare County, North Carolina, in 1998 during the Croatan Archaeological Project, which was directed by East Carolina University Professor Emeritus David Sutton Phelps. Date approximated. more...
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