LVPL-00A457: Post-medieval gold posy ring

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FINGER RING

Unique ID: LVPL-00A457

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Gold posy ring from the late 16th to early 17th centuries.

Treasure find- 2007-T156. The British Museum curator report- 'Small gold finger ring, slightly out of shape. Foliate design on the external surface and inscribed inside + DON + DAMI, followed by a sprig. Very slight traces of black enamel are visible on both the inner and outer faces.'

Discussion: The style of the capital letter inscription compares well with other 16th and early 17th century rings in The British Museum's collection.

The precious metal content of this finger ring fulfils the requirements of the Treasure Act in that it is greater than 10 %.

N. Awais-Dean The British Museum 11.06.07

Notes:

This find went to inquest and was valued but the museum then pulled out so the ring has been returned to the finder.

Class: posy

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2007T156

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1580
Date from certainty: Certain
Date to: AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 25th March 2007

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2007T156

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold

Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Whitchurch

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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1 comment

  • barry lambert wrote @ 12:02:55 on the 12th June 2011.

    The ring is now on display at the Salt Museum in Northwich.

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Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: Wednesday 13th June 2007
Updated: Wednesday 6th July 2011 by Harriet Louth

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