FINGER RING

Unique ID: IOW-0723C2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers

A complete Medieval silver-gilt finger-ring (1300-1400 AD). Treasure case no. 2011 T590.

The ring has a square soldered bezel inscribed with a schematic flower motif. The hoop is rectangular in cross-section and its outer face has been engraved to form letters: +IESVS NAZAR+ (Jesus of Nazareth) In Lombardic style. There is a cross pattée at the beginning and end. There is no gilding on the inside of the hoop.

25.2mm (height); 23.9 (outer diameter); 4.6mm (width of hoop); 1.4mm (thickness of hoop). Weight: 7.07g.

The find contains a minimum of 10% silver and predates 1711. It thus qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996 in terms of precious metal content and age.

Notes:

Shorwell, Isle of Wight: silver-gilt finger-ring (PAS: IOW-0723C2; Treasure: 2011 T590)

Date: 14th Century.

Discovery: Found by Peter Hopkinson while metal-detecting in September 2011 and recorded by Frank Basford (Isle of Wight FLO).

Description: A complete silver-gilt finger-ring with a square soldered bezel inscribed with a schematic flower motif. The hoop is rectangular in cross-section and its outer face has been engraved to form letters: +IESVS NAZAR+ (Jesus of Nazareth) In Lombardic style. There is a cross pattée at the beginning and end. There is no gilding on the inside of the hoop.

Dimensions: 25.2mm (height); 23.9 (outer diameter); 4.6mm (width of hoop); 1.4mm (thickness of hoop). Weight: 7.07g.

Metal content: The find contains a minimum of 10% silver and predates 1711. It thus qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996 in terms of precious metal content and age.
Frank Basford, Finds Liaison Officer, Isle of Wight, September 2011.

Inscription: +IESVS NAZAR+

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Returned to finder, 18/11/2011
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2011T590

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Exactly AD 1300
Date to: Exactly AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Height: 25.2 mm
Width: 4.6 mm
Thickness: 1.4 mm
Weight: 7.07 g
Diameter: 23.9 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 21st September 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford - [view all attributed records]
Secondary identifier: James Robinson - [ view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Treasure case no. 2011 T590; IOW2011-5-142
Treasure case number: 2011T590

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Surface Treatment: Gilded [scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East
County: Isle Of Wight
District: Isle Of Wight
To be known as: Shorwell

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m[scope notes]

References cited

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Created: Monday 26th September 2011
Updated: Monday 15th April 2013

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