LEIC-96C553: medieval silver and gold finger ring fragment

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FINGER RING

Unique ID: LEIC-96C553

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A fragment from a Medieval finger ring, which would have formed the bezel. The motif is a heart sprouting flowers below a foliated crown. On the reverse can be seen the remains of the flat band of the hoop. (For comparison see TAR 2003, fig. 198)

The fragment is silver-gilt and dates from the late fifteenth or early sixteenth century.

Notes:

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: Leicestershire County Council Heritage Services
Subsequent action after recording: Donated to museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2007T227

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19 mm
Width: 12 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 14th April 2007

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: J. P. Robinson

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2007T227
Museum accession number: X.A207.2010

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Fragment
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Hinckley and Bosworth (District)
To be known as: Fenny Drayton

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Leicestershire County Council Heritage Services

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: Monday 16th February 2009
Updated: Friday 17th May 2013

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