IOW-917833: Medieval Finger Ring. Treasure case no. 2009 T287

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FINGER RING

Unique ID: IOW-917833

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete silver-gilt clasped hand type finger ring of Medieval date. Treasure case no. 2009 T287. The bezel formed of two clasped hands. The ridged shoulders of the ring represent cuffs. A small portion of the hoop survives at either side of the bezel and this is flat in section. 17.9 x 6.6 x 2.3mm. Weight: 1.65g.

Notes:

Brighstone, Isle of Wight: Medieval silver-gilt finger-ring (2009 T287) Date: 15th century Discovery: Found by Mr Terry Orme while metal-detecting in May 2009. Description: A medieval silver-gilt finger-ring, the bezel formed of two clasped hands. The ridged shoulders of the ring represent cuffs. A small portion of the hoop survives at either side of the bezel and this is flat in section. Discussion: Dimensions: Length: 17.9mm; width: 6.6mm; thickness: 2.3mm; weight: 1.65g. Metal content: The find contains a minimum of 10% silver and predates 1700. It thus qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996 in terms of precious metal content and age. Frank Basford, Finds Liaison Officer, Isle of Wight, June 2009.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Disclaimed and returned to finder, 28/10/2009
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2009 T287

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1400
Date to: AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.9 mm
Width: 6.6 mm
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 1.65 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 24th May 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Ms Beverley Nenk

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Treasure case no. 2009 T287
Treasure case number: 2009 T287

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Secondary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Multiple
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Brighstone

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting rally
Current location: Disclaimed and returned to finder, 28/10/2009
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

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Recording Institution: IOW
Created: Friday 5th June 2009
Updated: Thursday 27th May 2010

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