LON-EEA588:  Medieval silver gilt finger ring dating to the 15th century.

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Unique ID: LON-EEA588

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Medieval silver gilt finger ring dating to the 15th century. The finger ring is constructed from a piece of silver wire (circular cross-section) which is curved round to form the band of the finger ring and the two ends are soldered together with the bezel. The bezel is heart-shaped, it has been moulded three-dimensionally, and the entire finger ring has been gilded. The gilding is missing in small patches.

There is a finger ring with a similar style of heart (but with crown above) soldered to a different shaped band recorded ref: SOMDOR-20FAC4 (2007T49) which has been dated to the 15th century.

Dimensions: length of bezel: 5.11mm; width of bezel: 4.37mm; thickness: 1.30mm; diameter: 21.18mm; weight: 0.98g.

As the finger ring is greater than 300 years old and is more than 10% silver it fulfils the requirements 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: 2011T128


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 5.11 mm
Width: 4.37 mm
Thickness: 1.3 mm
Weight: 0.98 g
Diameter: 21.18 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Identified by: Mr Ian J. Smith

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2011T128

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Secondary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Greenwich (London Borough)
To be known as: Greenwich

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LON
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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