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FINGER RING

Unique ID: NMGW385

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Silver finger-ring of keeled form with triangular shoulders, which form the upper part of the hoop, projecting at an angle to the bezel. The circular bezel is plain and does not contain a setting; the shoulders are decorated with delicate linear moulding. The lower part of the hoop is plano-convex in section. The ring is worn, possibly as a result of cleaning. External diameter 21-23mm; internal diameter 14-18mm; weight 4.51grams. An example of Henig's Type VIII (1978, 38-39, fig.1) and Taylor and Scarisbrick's Type 33 (1978, 26, 39). Third or fourth century AD.

Notes:

Found prior to the Treasure Act

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Treasure item found pre 1997, so undergoing Treasure Trove

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Post AD 200
Date to: Ante AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.51 g

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMGWPA: 99.119.1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Decoration style: Linear

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Monmouthshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Monmouthshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Caldicot (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST4887
Four figure Latitude: 51.57945
Four figure longitude: -2.751825
1:25K map: ST4887
1:10K map: ST48NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Unknown

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Henig, M. 1974 A Corpus of Roman Engraved Gemstones From British Sites Oxford British Archaeological Reports 8
Taylor, G. and Scarisbrick, D. 1978 Finger rings from Ancient Egypt to the present day Lund Humphries (for the Ashmolean Museum Oxford and the Worshipful Cmpany of Goldsmiths, London)

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMGW
Created: 18 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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