NARC-40BE96: Silver-gilt finger ring, 2009T680

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Unique ID: NARC-40BE96

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Date: Probably late 15th-early 16th century

Late Medieval silver finger-ring; a fede ring with hand clasping a heart sprouting flowers, with a second heart at the back.


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: 2009T680


Broad period: MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Personal details

Recorded by: Dr Tom Brindle
Identified by: Dr Tom Brindle
Secondary identifier: Ms Judy Rudoe

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2009T680

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver

Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
District: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Harrold (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP9457
Four figure Latitude: 52.203223
Four figure longitude: -0.625935
1:25K map: SP9457
1:10K map: SP95NW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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