ESS-76CAA3: 2008 T265 Modern gold ring (Fitting)

Rights Holder: Colchester Museums
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Unique ID: ESS-76CAA3

Object type certainty: Certain
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Gold ring. The outer surface is plain and undecorated. The inner surface is rough and pitted. The ring is bent and the shape distorted. In its current condition it has an external measurement of 26.93mm by 21.10mm, and an internal measurement of 23.68mm by 17.16mm.


gold ring from North of Colchester, Essex This large plain gold ring has a roughened interior which is unusual for a finger ring and suggests that it may be a fitting of some kind. In the absence of any diagnostic features there is no evidence to date this ring pre-1708. J. Rudoe British Museum 30.9.08

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being declared not Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2008 T265


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Date from: Post AD 1708

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.93 mm
Width: 21.1 mm
Weight: 4.73 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 10th April 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Laura McLean
Identified by: Laura McLean

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2008 T265

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Colchester (District)
To be known as: North of Colchester

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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