BERK-295624: Post-medieval finger ring: Possible signet ring

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Unique ID: BERK-295624

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A large copper alloy signet style ring, possibly worn over a gloved hand. The bevel which is oval in plan has a worn design that is unrecognisable and may have been intended to be a seal - the design is reminiscent of some Chinese lettering or a crude chi-ro symbol. The bezel is very worn one one edge. Signet rings and those intended to be worn over gloves may date from the 16th to 18th century. The size of this example suggests a later date.

Class: signet

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1799

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31.24 mm
Width: 29.21 mm
Weight: 26.3 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2010.502

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Chieveley (Civil Parish)

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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