The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Finger ring
  • Finger ring
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Gold
  • OA1677
  • Oriental Armoury
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • This finger ring is part of the fabulous golden treasure of King Kofi Karikari of Ashanti (Asante), and ancient kingdom in Ghana, West Africa. The treasure was seized by British soldiers on the orders of their commander, Field-Marshal Viscount Wolseley, during the Ashanti campaign of 1873.

    Sir Richard Wallace brought the Ashanti treasure at a charitable auction in London, the proceeds of which were given to the wives and families of soldiers killed or incapacitated during the 1873 Ashanti War.