KENT-419E80: KENT-419E80 FINGER RING

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FINGER RING

Unique ID: KENT-419E80

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete Post Medieval gold mourning finger ring, dating to AD 1695.

The finger ring has a D-shaped cross-section. It is inscribed inside in 'R C ob Dec 95'. There possibly should be a date in between the 'ob' and 'Dec' however the ring is very worn inside. Skull inscribed on outer of band.There is a makers mark inscribed inside, however it is very worn and can not be read confidently. The deceased 'R C' died in Dec 1695. This is a typical mourning ring of the late 17th century. A similar example can be seen on the databse LON-82B904 Diameter: 22.13mm; thickness: 1.18 mm; weight: 3.35g.

Consequently, 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.

Jessica Bryan

Subsequent actions

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2010T611

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1695

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.18 mm
Weight: 3.35 g
Diameter: 22.13 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 30th September 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Jessica Bryan
Identified by: Miss Jessica Bryan

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2010T611

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Sevenoaks (District)
To be known as: Farningham

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: Metal Detecting

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: Tuesday 12th October 2010
Updated: Tuesday 12th June 2012

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