LON-82B904: A complete Post Medieval gold mourning finger ring, dating to AD 1676. 2009T92

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FINGER RING

Unique ID: LON-82B904

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete Post Medieval gold mourning finger ring, dating to AD 1676. The finger ring has a D-shaped cross-section.

Curator's report: Post-Medieval gold mourning ring

This small gold ring is inscribed inside in lower case 'RW Esqr ob 9 Dec 76' with maker's mark IP above a pellet in a shield. Skull inscribed on outer of band.

Date: 1676

Discussion: This is a typical mourning ring of the late 17th century. The maker's mark does not appear on any of the BM rings and has not been identified.

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.

J. Rudoe, The British Museum, 09.11.2009

Dimensions: Diameter: 20.27mm; thickness: 3.68mm; weight: 2.90g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Declared Treasure but returned to Finder as Museum unable to acquire

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2009T92

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1676
Date to: AD 1677

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.68 mm
Weight: 2.9 g
Diameter: 20.27 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Identified by: Ms Judy Rudoe

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2009 T92
Treasure case number: 2009T92

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: City of Westminster (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Vincent Square (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3078
Four figure Latitude: 51.486018
Four figure longitude: -0.12909
1:25K map: TQ3078
1:10K map: TQ37NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst searching the Thames foreshore
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LON
Created: Sunday 15th February 2009
Updated: Friday 12th July 2013

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