Viking treasure on display in Rugby

The Viking ring discovered in King's Newnham and declared treasure.
The Viking ring discovered in King's Newnham and declared treasure.

A rare Viking ring discovered on the outskirts of Rugby goes on display for the first time later this month.

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum stages the free Relics and Romans day on Saturday July 13. Members of Rugby Archaeology Society will treat visitors to guided tours of the museum’s Tripontium exhibition, while Geminus, the ‘Roman craftsman and part-time guard’, will give craft demonstrations and talk about living and working in the turbulent times of 4th century Britain. And taking centre stage on the day will be the museum’s first piece of official treasure – a Viking ring which was discovered in the village of King’s Newnham. The ring dates back to the 9th or 10th century, and was declared treasure after experts discovered it contained silver. Call (01788) 533201 for more details.