Unique ID: IOW-508306

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated

A complete and corroded post-Medieval cast copper-alloy finger-ring (c. 1650-c. 1750 AD).

This ring has a plain hoop and an oval bezel which measures 18.56 x 14.45mm. The upper face of the bezel has incised decoration consisting of six evenly spaced eight-pointed stars in oval formation with another similar star at the centre. An oval groove forms a border close to the outer edge. The rounded shoulders taper from the bezel towards the lower part of the hoop.
The ring has a slightly misshapen hoop. It is corroded and has patches of a dark grey patina.

Height: 21.59mm; width: 22.07mm; maximum thickness (at shoulders): 3.77mm. Weight: 5.47g.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Exactly AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Height: 21.59 mm
Width: 22.07 mm
Thickness: 3.77 mm
Weight: 5.47 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 19th February 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2012-2-67

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Ground/polished [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: Isle of Wight

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 22nd February 2012
Updated: Wednesday 22nd February 2012

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