ESS-49D8F6: 2008 T580 Medieval finger ring

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Unique ID: ESS-49D8F6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Treasure 2008 T580 Medieval finger ring.

Gold Medieval finger ring with black stone setting. 21.95mm external diameter, 18.97mm internal diameter. 1.82mm wide, 1.54mm thick. The bezel measures 8.59mm by 7.31mm, and is 4.25mm thick. THe bezel has faceted edges, 6 sided onto a flat base. There is a small amount of damage to the side. Weight 2.48mm

James Robinson, British Museum Report: A Medieval finger-ring with a simple wire hoop and a symmetrical hexagonal bezel set with a sapphire. The finger-ring is gold, and dates from the late twelfth or the thirteenth 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.

Subsequent actions

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2008T580


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1150
Date to: AD 1300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.48 g
Diameter: 21.95 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 11th October 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Laura McLean
Identified by: Laura McLean

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2008 T580
Treasure case number: 2008T580
Museum accession number: COLEM:2011.37

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Secondary material: Gem
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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