NLM-21399E: Undated finger ring

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Unique ID: NLM-21399E

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy finger ring. Drawn wire of diameter 0.9mm wound to form a single strand band, around which are wrapped five and three coils to form shoulders, the latter continuing to form a spiral bezel of four or five tightly compressed coils. The type is often ascribed to the Viking Age, but such neat examples tend to be placed between the Roman and Middle Anglo-Saxon periods (Leahy and Lewis 2020, 270, citing LVPL-302794 and WILT-9D4288); this is an unusually small and neat version of a form of ring which would appear uncomfortable to wear. Suggested date: Unknown, Roman to Early Medieval, 50-700

Internal diameter: 13.2mm, Width (at bezel): 9.9mm, Weight: 1.36gms

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Middle
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 9.9 mm
Weight: 1.36 g
Diameter: 13.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 11th October 2020

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM46705

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Wetwang

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
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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