YORYM-14C344: Medieval : Finger ring

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Unique ID: YORYM-14C344

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A late medieval gold finger-ring, in the form of a band with a concave profile. The exterior surface is decorated with engraved flowers, leaves and hearts, interspersed among a black letter inscription which reads 'honur et joie' ('honour and joy'). Traces of red, white and black(?) enamel survive in the engraved areas. The ring may have been a marriage ring.

Dimensions: Maximum diameter: 19mm. Height: 5mm.

The find therefore qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996 in terms of both age and precious metal content.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Hull & East Riding Museum, Hull
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2008T490


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 5.4 mm
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 2.81 g
Diameter: 18.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st July 2008

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Liz Andrews-Wilson
Identified by: Mrs Liz Andrews-Wilson
Secondary identifier: Ms Beverley Nenk

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2008T490

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Cherry Burton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Gardening
Current location: Hull & East Riding Museum, Hull
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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