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Unique ID: GLO-1CA5DC

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete medieval, gold gem-set finger ring. This has a large hollow rectangular bezel with an oval aperture (4.9mm by 2.2mm) and purple stone set within. Flanking the bezel are small flanges that are decorated with a ridged pattern of small parallel lines. The hoop has a D-shaped cross-section and is decorated at the shoulders with a series of engraved lines.  In the centre of the shoulders is an oval mount for a stone, one is missing but the other still retains a hemispherical green stone. The remainder of the hoop is undecorated.

Similar examples with rectangular bezels are recorded on the database, WMID-2D67CB (2020T472) and SUR-D0CDD0 (2019T1043) and are generally dated to the 13th-14th century

As this object is made of gold and is more than 300 years old, it appears to meet the requirements of the 1996 Treasure Act.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Submitted for consideration as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2020T512


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 14 mm
Width: 20 mm
Weight: 2.16 g
Diameter: 20 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 28th June 2020

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Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2020T512

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Secondary material: Gem
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Munsley

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: GLO
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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