KENT-F67CF2: Ring

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Unique ID: KENT-F67CF2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A fragment from a Medieval finger-ring consisting of an openwork bezel in the form of a crowned heart. The heart is held on the right side by a strap within a clenched hand. The strap on the corresponding side has broken, but would have been modelled in the same fashion.

The ring fragment is silver-gilt and dates from the late fifteenth or early sixteenth century. Consequently, in terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. J P Robinson Curator of Medieval Collections 16th June 2008

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2008 T257


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.2 mm
Width: 12.09 mm
Thickness: 2.75 mm
Weight: 2.1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 6th April 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Richardson
Identified by: Dr Andrew Richardson

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2008 T257

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Ashford (District)
To be known as: Kingsnorth

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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