NLM-8C14E1: 2008 T765a

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FINGER RING

Unique ID: NLM-8C14E1

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A medieval finger ring fragment in the form of an angel holding a heart with both hands. One of the angel's wings has broken off at the top end. On the reverse there is a bar which is all that remains of the hoop of the ring. Rings using the motifs of angels holding hearts as their bezel are not uncommon in the late Middle Ages, along with designs of crowned hearts and hearts sprouting flowers. The angel undoubtedly formed the bezel of a ring.

Subsequent actions

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2008 T765

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1450
Date to: AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 12.5 mm
Width: 12.1 mm
Weight: 1.3 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Lisa Staves
Identified by: James Robinson

Other reference numbers

Other reference: treasure
Treasure case number: 2008 T765

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: North Willinham

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: Wednesday 17th December 2008
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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