LANCUM-2AD0B2: Roman finger-ring

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Unique ID: LANCUM-2AD0B2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Gold ring of Henig type IV. The hoop is sub-rectangular in profile and formed of three wires, two twisted and a central beaded wire. These have been flattened and joined longitudinally without the use of a backing plate. They support a cylindrical box bezel with an everted rim, decorated with four small gold globules at the join with the band. The cell is empty but some residue, possibly adhesive, remains in the internal crevices.

Date: Roman, probably 4th century AD Dimensions: diameter: 16.83mm x 13.18mm; height (including bezel): 15.92mm Weight: 3.49g. In age and precious metal content the object does qualify as Treasure under the terms of the 1996 Treasure Act.

Class: Henig Type IV

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Submitted for consideration as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2011T731


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.49 g
Diameter: 16.83 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st November 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Dot Boughton
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2011T731

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Allerdale (District)
To be known as: Cockermouth

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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