LVPL-F5C1F2: Undiagnostic ring

Rights Holder: The British Museum
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Unique ID: LVPL-F5C1F2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Description: tiny silver ring, the bezel divided into three with vertical lines, each division decorated with a lozenge and dot. The ring is slightly conical in shape, being wider on one side than the other suggesting that it may be some kind of fitting. If it is a ring it is for a child.

Discussion: This ring gas been examined by British Museum curators (Early Medieval, Medieval and Post-Medieval specialists) who have been unable to confirm a date or function for this ring. Given that both function and date are uncertain we are unable to confirm that it is over 300 years old.

The find probably dates to later than 1711 and as such falls outside the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being declared not Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2011T859


Broad period: MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 5.01 mm
Weight: 1.2 g
Diameter: 13.75 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 23rd November 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2011T859

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warrington (Unitary Authority)
District: Warrington (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Burtonwood

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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