GLO-EF23B6: 2006T555bezel

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Unique ID: GLO-EF23B6

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A Medieval silver-gilt Iconographic finger-ring. A three faced bezel has crudely engraved images on each of the faces. The three panels in the bezel represent: in the centre, an image of the Trinity, with Christ suspended from a Y-shaped Cross; on the right, St John the Baptist; and on the left, two female Saints, possibly the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene. The three latter Saints frequently appear in Crucifixion scenes, which might account for their presence here. The shoulders hoop also have three faces, each has an engraved flower running down its length. The hoop has been truncated just below the shoulders on both sides. As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this find qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Bristol City Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2006T555


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1400
Date to: AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21 mm
Width: 12 mm
Thickness: 11 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Kurt Adams
Identified by: J. P. Robinson
Secondary identifier: Mr Kurt Adams

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2006T555

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: South Gloucestershire (Unitary Authority)
District: South Gloucestershire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: South Gloucestershire

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Bristol City Museum
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: GLO
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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