The inspiration for Tolkien's ring

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History Today
Vol. 64, no. 1 (January 2014), p. 51-53

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Did the story of a stolen Roman ring provide the basis for one of the 20th century's most popular works of fiction? Mark Horton and Lynn Forest-Hill tell the story of the archaeological dig which fuelled the fantasies of J.R.R. Tolkien