ESS-745A21: 2011 T529 Post Medieval finger ring

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FINGER RING

Unique ID: ESS-745A21

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Treasure case: 2011 T529 Findspot: 'Redbridge Area', Greater London

Date: 16th - 17th Century

Description: Post-Medieval gold finger-ring, squashed. Exterior decorated... Inscription on inner band, retaining black enamel. Inscription reads: SIS MEMOR A MEI. The latin inscription translates literally to 'be remembering of me', ie. remember me (memora is female version, so this ring would have been given to a woman).

Dimensions: Diameter: 18.69mm (at widest point) Thickness: 0.60mm Band Width: 3.06mm Weight: 1.1g

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.

Disposition: To be determined

Report by: Judy Rudoe The British Museum

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Submitted for consideration as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2011T529

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 1.1 g
Diameter: 18.96 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st May 2011 - Tuesday 31st May 2011

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2011T529

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: ESS
Created: Wednesday 7th September 2011
Updated: Monday 20th January 2014

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