Unique ID: SF-C3EB88

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete hollow copper-alloy ring formed from two halves. This ring is c15mm in external diameter and c6mm in internal diameter. One half of the hoop of this ring is extened with an oval cross-section and has a width of 7mm the other half is not and has a width of 2mm. The extended half of the ring is decorated with four petal-like mouldings on both faces and traces of gilding can also be seen.

Although no parallel could be found for this ring it is likely to have had a decorative function, hanging from the thinner half of the hoop from a strap, perhaps a harness strap. It is also most likely to be medieval in date.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1066
Date to: Circa AD 1540

Dimensions and weight

Weight: 0.85 g
Diameter: 15 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st March 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Faye Minter - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Miss Faye Minter - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern
County: Suffolk
District: Suffolk Coastal
To be known as: Sutton

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Character undetermined[scope notes]

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Created: Friday 25th June 2004
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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