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    Default Help to identify a ring found while metal detecting.

    I was wondering if anyone has any info on this ring or maybe who the face is on the ring and what the symbols are. Thank you in advance help with it.

    My friend dug this ring while metal detecting on Oct 24, 2011 in Southern Ontario.
    Ring Composition: Unknown
    Non Magnetic
    Height: 30mm (1.18")
    Diameter: 30mm (1.18")
    Weight: 40.8 Grams (1.44 oz.)



    Close up of the symbols on the face of the ring from top going clockwise: Will be continued on additional posts:




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    Continuation of close-up pics:




    Here is another example of the ring I was able to find on a different forum. Nothing was known of the ring then. This ring in the pics below was found in 2009 by another individual not known by me. S you can see in the pics...the face of the ring has been damaged.


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    I always love mysteries like these. They adda certain spice to life.

    As for the symbols, I see some that vaguely resemble astrological symbols, but nothing I've seen before. The symbols (obviously) indicate an occult nature. Judging by the picture of a face at the center, it is an object of a very specific or small cult, as these objects would not normally carry (that personified) faces. Likelyhood would have it that the man is the leader/archmage or whatever the group may have called him. Seeing that it is broken, and abandoned, I'd say the wearer of the ring either left the cult, or the cult itself was destroyed.

    Now speaking of cults: Even though I'm an occultist does not mean I'm in a cult. I have friends that practice, sure, but we never resort to the group psychology seen in many cults.

    As to it's purpose, it may just be a sigil, or in fact an enchanted talisman. If it is indeed enchanted, have you (or your friend) carry it on their person for a day (yes this can be dangerous) and see what change comes your way. This is always a foolproof method if you don't recognize the symbology or were never a member of the cult specifically.

    Hope this helped.

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    Thank you for your reply. I gave my friend similar advice but I do not think he is willing to carry the ring for an extended amount of time without any understanding of what its purpose is. I can not say that I blame him.

    I find it interesting that there is another post on a different forum from 2009 requesting information on the same ring. The other poster states they found it in a culvert. No mention of location though as it would of been helpful to see if maybe it was close to the other. My friend states that the ring seems to be well made. When he dug it it was reading in the silver / gold range with a bounce to aluminum on his detector. Really makes me wonder what metal it is made from. There is no corrosion or rust of any type on the ring with are usually indications of higher end metals.

    Since there is another ring that has been found...I can conclude that the ring is not unique but the fact that I have yet to discover any info on it it most likely is rare. Not saying it is valuable, but rare. I hope to discover further info on it and if I do I will be sure to share it with the forum. I look forward to seeing if anyone else has any input on it.

    Thank you again.

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    Research "occult symbols"

    I recognize this
    http://symboldictionary.net/?p=1080

    and
    http://symboldictionary.net/?p=1438

    ?

    Good luck. Very eerie. I can't see it being good.

    " To seek the truth which lays dormant beneath society’s quilt
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    Bottom picture has the symbol for jupiter (planet) Same symbol in alchemy for lead.

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-liDcjHqqQO...bol.svg.hi.png

    Another is for Sagittarius (constellation/horoscope) Same symbol for Iron in alchemy.

    http://www.symbols.com/pics/big/15/1510.gif

    Another is for Neptune (planet) Or it could be mercury, how angular the shape is is an artists choice:

    http://www.ftschool.org/fourth/scien...une_symbol.gif

    http://chemistry.about.com/od/period...ymbol.--TT.htm

    This one's for Lead:

    http://chemistry.about.com/od/period...ymbol.--SE.htm

    This one's for Zinc:

    http://chemistry.about.com/od/period...cal-Symbol.htm

    I also vaguely recognize the Triangle with a P attached to it as either a symbol of distillation/purification or sealing. I'm pretty sure it's the first one though.

    The cross should be a symbol for earth as well. If you wish, I can also tell the 'symbolic' meaning of the elements themselves. Beyond just the elements or planets. :P

    Look close at this picture. ***Number 11 reads 'sugar' and looks to be the multi-portioned circle seen in one of the pics.*** (that observation is not valid, sorry) Number 9 reads 'Arsenic' and has one of the symbols depicted. The simple circle-cross symbol can also bee seen labeled as 'Sorrel' in number 13.

    http://chemistry.about.com/od/period...ls-in-1775.htm

    I'll let you know if I can recall anything more. :P (PS: this is kinda fun!)
    Last edited by AlchemicEnchanter; 10-28-2011 at 05:00 AM. Reason: Remembered more: about 7 times edited now. xD

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    Thank you everyone for all your input. When researching a symbol...is it common practice for the symbols to have some sort of variation. Should they be looked at kind of like an artists interpretation of the symbol. I'm very new to alchemy and occult study. I do find it very interesting. Finding an exact match for the symbols seems to be a very difficult search indeed.

    I do wish there was some knowledge as to who the individual is on the ring. That would surely make the research much easier. Maybe I will try and see if there was any occult references for Beamsville Ontario Canada. That is the location the ring was uncovered.

    I thank you again for all the help and I'm relaying all the information to the rings owner.

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    Ok, Well, seeing the symbols, it's definitely made by or for an alchemical purpose. And yes, symbol variation is quite common among alchemists, because alchemy, being passed through the generations by mouth, result in varied symbolism an meaning often with the same root. So yes, slight variation is plausible.

    Looking at the ring itself and acknowledging the type of inscription on it, I would say it is used in the transformation of the self in some way, or as a 'tool' in an entirely separate transformation process. In the case of it being a tool, you have nothing to worry about. In the case of it being enchanted just for 'transformation' we still don't know to what, or to what degree, so that could be a tad dangerous.

    Quite an awesome find, I've had a lot of fun researching this. If you ever need more info just let me know. I'm working on a synopsis of what the initial inscription says, or 'entails', but that may take a bit longer still and possibly some more photos for me to work off of.

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    Thank you for the information. If there is any other info I can supply. Let me know and I will contact my friend to see if I can get it. We live aprox 10 hours (800 klm / 500 miles apart) I wish I could have the ring in hand to better answer questions but I will do what I can.

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