IOW-BA8BD4: Silver finger ring of Modern, nineteenth century date (AD 1800 - AD 1900).

Rights Holder: Frank Basford
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Unique ID: IOW-BA8BD4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Silver finger ring of Modern, nineteenth century date (AD 1800 - AD 1900). Diameter 17mm, width of hoop 5mm, thickness of hoop 0.4mm. Weight 0.79g.

The ring is made from a stamped strip joined with solder to form a hoop. The exterior surface of the hoop is decorated with repetitive and closely aligned transverse ribs. Overlying the ribbing are two further decorative elements, each occupying about half the circumference of the hoop. In one half are seven flower motifs, each consisting of a central pellet within a circle of five equally spaced and similar pellets. The flowers are alternately branched in racemed form along a curvilinear tendril. An interruption to the continuity of this design signifies the location of the soldered join. The other half of the hoop has the inscription in serifed capital letters:


The inscription is framed within a rectangular border of repetitive motifs in the form of small heart-shaped leaves. There is no evidence for a hallmark on the inner surface of the hoop.
The ring is in good condition and is slightly worn.


A gold finger ring with the same inscription and similar type-face with a transverse ribbed ground has been recorded from Covehithe Parish, Suffolk, see Portable Antiquities Scheme find: SF-AF0664.

Inscription: FORGET ME NOT

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MODERN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MODERN
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1800
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 5 mm
Thickness: 0.4 mm
Weight: 0.79 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 12th June 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Ms Judy Rudoe
Secondary identifier: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2005-135-3; JM 1 R11

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Multiple

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting rally
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

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Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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