SF-D84781: Gold finger ring

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FINGER RING

Unique ID: SF-D84781

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A medieval finger-ring, slightly distorted, consisting of a simple band, rounded on the outside, that terminates in four "claws". These were designed to secure a stone in place, now lost.

The finger-ring is gold and dates from the twelfth century (see O. M. Dalton, Catalogue of Finger Rings in the British Museum, 1912, No. 1844 for a comparable example at the British Museum PE AF 1881, set with a sapphire). Dimensions: length 24 mm, width 19 mm. 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.

Subsequent actions

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2011T681

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.55 g
Diameter: 18.21 mm

Personal details

Recorded by: Miss Justine Biddle
Identified by: Miss Justine Biddle

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2011T681

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: East Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: Burrough Green

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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: Thursday 6th October 2011
Updated: Tuesday 16th July 2013

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