SF-88F701: Roman Finger Ring

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FINGER RING

Unique ID: SF-88F701

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete copper alloy wire finger ring of Roman date. The hoop is constructed from a single strand of copper alloy that is circular in section. The ends of the hoop overlap to give two parallel strands of wire that act as a bezel of sorts. They are then twisted to create two tightly coiled spirals at each side of the bezel before being wrapped around the shoulders of the hoop. The ring measures 22.71mm in external and 18.22mm in internal diameter, and weighs 3.19g. A near identical example is published by Crummy from an excavated context at Roman Colchester (Crummy, 1983: no. 1756). The current example differs only in that the two spirals are spaced further apart and the hoop is perhaps very slightly larger. The published example comes from a context dated to c.49-55 AD, suggesting a 1st century AD date for the current ring.

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.19 g
Diameter: 22.71 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st September 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Nacton

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: Wednesday 29th October 2008
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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