WILT-015682: Roman or Post-Medieval Finger-ring

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Unique ID: WILT-015682

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A Roman or Post-Medieval copper alloy finger-ring with rectangular bezel, the hoop of which is now slightly squashed out of shape. It measures 21.18x15.79mm and would have originally measured c.20.5mm in diameter. It weighs 1.15g.

The bezel measures 11.91x4.40x2.49mm and is decorated with two longitudinal ribs with tiny transverse grooves at the highest point. The shoulders are triangular and c.2x2mm, narrowing to 1.27x1.43mm at the back of the hoop, which is rectangular in cross-section.

Laura Burnett, Sussex FLO, comments: Apart from the rectangular bezel it looks like a Guiraud type 3 with carinated shoulders, end of 2nd to 3rd century AD.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 150
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.18 mm
Width: 15.79 mm
Weight: 1.15 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Winterslow (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU2635
Four figure Latitude: 51.113707
Four figure longitude: -1.629949
1:25K map: SU2635
1:10K map: SU23NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Discovery circumstances: Found at a lay-by with a bag of modern finds, preumably metal-detected and lost.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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