IOW-0723C2: IOW-0723C2 Medieval Finger-Ring. Treasure case no. 2011 T590

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FINGER RING

Unique ID: IOW-0723C2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete Medieval silver-gilt finger-ring (1300-1400 AD). Treasure case no. 2011 T590.

The ring has a square soldered bezel inscribed with a schematic flower motif. The hoop is rectangular in cross-section and its outer face has been engraved to form letters: +IESVS NAZAR+ (Jesus of Nazareth) In Lombardic style. There is a cross pattée at the beginning and end. There is no gilding on the inside of the hoop.

25.2mm (height); 23.9 (outer diameter); 4.6mm (width of hoop); 1.4mm (thickness of hoop). Weight: 7.07g.

The find contains a minimum of 10% silver and predates 1711. It thus qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996 in terms of precious metal content and age.

Notes:

Shorwell, Isle of Wight: silver-gilt finger-ring (PAS: IOW-0723C2; Treasure: 2011 T590)

Date: 14th Century.

Discovery: Found by Peter Hopkinson while metal-detecting in September 2011 and recorded by Frank Basford (Isle of Wight FLO).

Description: A complete silver-gilt finger-ring with a square soldered bezel inscribed with a schematic flower motif. The hoop is rectangular in cross-section and its outer face has been engraved to form letters: +IESVS NAZAR+ (Jesus of Nazareth) In Lombardic style. There is a cross pattée at the beginning and end. There is no gilding on the inside of the hoop.

Dimensions: 25.2mm (height); 23.9 (outer diameter); 4.6mm (width of hoop); 1.4mm (thickness of hoop). Weight: 7.07g.

Metal content: The find contains a minimum of 10% silver and predates 1711. It thus qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996 in terms of precious metal content and age.
Frank Basford, Finds Liaison Officer, Isle of Wight, September 2011.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Inscription: +IESVS NAZAR+

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2011T590

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1300
Date from certainty: Certain
Date to: Exactly AD 1400
Date to certainty: Certain

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 25.2 mm
Width: 4.6 mm
Thickness: 1.4 mm
Weight: 7.07 g
Diameter: 23.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 21st September 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: James Robinson

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Treasure case no. 2011 T590; IOW2011-5-142
Treasure case number: 2011T590

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Shorwell

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Discovery circumstances: Club rally
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Recording Institution: IOW
Created: Monday 26th September 2011
Updated: Monday 15th April 2013

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