ESS-017515: 2010 T644 Post Medieval Finger Ring

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Treasure Case 2010 T644: Post Medieval Ring

Date: 1657

Description: Post-Medieval gold mourning ring, with pronounced central ridge on the exterior, once enamelled black. Inscribed inside in lower case ': You must follow G : M Aug: 29 - 57' (probably standing for August 29, 1657), with maker's mark B in an oval.

Discussion: The mark is similar to a mark on a finger-ring in the British Museum collections: 1961,1202.143, but this mark has not been identified.

Dimensions: Weight: 2.0g Diameter: 21.3mm Band Width: 3mm Thickness: 1.5mm

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.

Judy Rudoe Curator of Renaissance & Later Collections Department of Prehistory & Europe The British Museum

Class: Mourning
Inscription: You must follow G : M Aug: 29 – 57

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Epping Forest Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2010T644


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1657

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 3 mm
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 2 g
Diameter: 21.3 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Laura McLean
Identified by: Ms Judy Rudoe
Secondary identifier: Laura McLean

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2010T644

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Epping Forest (District)
To be known as: Chigwell

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Epping Forest Museum
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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