SOM-589D34: Ring of uncertain date, probably Medieval or Post Medieval

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RING

Unique ID: SOM-589D34

Object type certainty: Certain
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Cast copper-alloy ring with a hexagonal section. It has flat sides and points at the centre of the inner and outer edges. The points are worn in places and rounded and in others are more pronounced, possibly form mis-alignment of the mould in casting. It is 27.4mm in external diameter, 3.8mm wide by 3.1mm thick and weighs 4.80 grams. Such rings are very hard to date and had a variety of uses, most are suspension rings of some form from straps and harnesses. Geake (2001, 74) suggested rings of this type are medieval or post-medieval harness ring.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 3.8 mm
Thickness: 3.1 mm
Weight: 4.8 g
Diameter: 27.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 4th April 2011

Rally details.

This object was found at Rotary/LP rally - East Stratton, Hants (27/03/11)

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC 020822

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
To be known as: Micheldever

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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