SF9809: Roman finger ring

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FINGER RING

Unique ID: SF9809

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A gold finger-ring, 18mm in external diameter and 15mm in internal diameter. The hoop has a circular cross-section and is likely to have been originally formed of beaded wire, this is still visible on the inside edge, but not on the outside edge due to wear. There are two gold globules on either shoulder, the setting is plain and oval in shape, it is 5mm in length, 3.5mm in width and 3.5mm in depth.

The setting still contains some kind of probably organic material- perhaps coral. There was a similar gold finger-ring found as part of the Thetford treasure which is late fourth or early fifth century in date, it has the same internal diameter and beaded hoop, however its setting was circular and contained green glass inlaid with gold wire.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 300
Date to: AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.93 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 2001

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Faye Minter
Identified by: Miss Faye Minter

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Near Sudbury

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Discovery circumstances: Whilst beating for a shoot.
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 16 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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