FINGER RING

Unique ID: IOW-6D5A34

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

A complete Medieval silver iconographic finger-ring (1400-1500 AD). Treasure case no. 2012 T42.

The ring has a two-faceted bezel, each engraved with decoration. One facet has a human figure, possibly a saint, and the other facet is unclear due to wear. 'Stab' marks are barely visible on the shoulders.
This ring is very worn and may have been gilded. It was complete when found and accidentally broken by the finder.
22.56mm (length); 7.28mm (width); 2.93mm (thickness). Weight: 3.23g.

Notes:

Shorwell, Isle of Wight: silver iconographic finger-ring (Treasure: 2012 T42; PAS: IOW-6D5A34)
Date: 1400-1500.
Discovery: Found by Wayne Hobbs while metal-detecting in December 2011 and recorded by Frank Basford (Isle of Wight FLO).
Description: The ring has a two-faceted bezel, each engraved with decoration. One facet has a human figure, possibly a saint, and the other facet is unclear due to wear. 'Stab' marks are barely visible on the shoulders.
Discussion: This ring is very worn and may have been gilded. It was complete when found and accidentally broken by the finder.
Dimensions: 22.56mm (length); 7.28mm (width); 2.93mm (thickness). Weight: 3.23g.
Metal content: The find contains a minimum of 10% silver and predates 1712. 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, January 2012.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Returned to finder, 19/04/2012
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2012T42

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Exactly AD 1400
Date to: Exactly AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Length: 22.56 mm
Width: 7.28 mm
Thickness: 2.93 mm
Weight: 3.23 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 14th December 2011

Personal details

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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: IOW2012-2-48; Treasure case no. 2012 T42
Treasure case number: 2012T42

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]

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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: Wednesday 18th January 2012
Updated: Thursday 19th April 2012

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