LEIC-C96969: copper-alloy stirrup ring

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FINGER RING

Unique ID: LEIC-C96969

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A Medieval copper-alloy stirrup-shaped finger ring, dating to c.AD 1150 - 1500. The ring has a narrow circular cross-section hoop that expands along the top edge to form a low pointed bezel with gentle sloping shoulders.  The setting on top of the bezel is a purple coloured glass cabochon.

Close parallels to this example include: OXON-CFC3C9 and SF-DC876D. These finger ring appear to have been popular in the 13th century; however the date range can stretch from c.1150 to c.1500 (Egan and Pritchard, 2002:326). 
Height: 22 mm
Width: 19.5 mm
Weight: 1.3 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 22 mm
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 19.5 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Rutland (Unitary Authority)
District: Rutland (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Ketton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK9804
Four figure Latitude: 52.62492619
Four figure longitude: -0.55367068
1:25K map: SK9804
1:10K map: SK90SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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