CAMHER-94A8F2: Medieval ring fragment

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Unique ID: CAMHER-94A8F2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

The bezel of a Medieval finger-ring, soldered to the remains of a flat hoop. The bezel takes the form of a crowned heart sprouting flowers, a popular Medieval symbol for love. The surface is much abraded and lacks definition.

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

Dimensions: length 18 mm, width 21 mm.


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

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2007T128


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1400
Date to: AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18 mm
Width: 21 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st February 2007 - Wednesday 28th February 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Sarah Poppy
Identified by: J. P. Robinson

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2007T128

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Fragment
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: Huntingdonshire (District)
To be known as: Hemingford Grey

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Whilst metal detecting

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CAM
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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