BERK-D50012: Roman finger ring: Finger ring and intaglio

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Unique ID: BERK-D50012

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete copper alloy keeled finger ring of Henig Type VIII. The ring has a slightly flattened hoop, appearing roughly D-shaped in plan. The ring has a large oval bezel with moulded shoulders and a raised central ridge that extends all the way around the hoop; at the shoulders this moulding is a raised V-shape. The bezel retains an oval green glass intaglio within its oval setting; the intaglio is broken but complete and appears to depict a crude standing figure with arms hanging so the body appears T-shaped; there appears to be a circular object at the figure's feet and the head is depicted by a simple circle. A similar intaglio is recorded by Henig (1978) as coming from Vindolanda in third century levels; the ring type is also of third century date, possibly dating from the first half of the third century, c. AD 200-250.

Class: keeled
Sub class: Henig Type VIII

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 200
Date to: Circa AD 250

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 23.76 mm
Width: 18.72 mm
Thickness: 6.59 mm
Weight: 11.8 g
Diameter: 28.19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 2011 - Friday 11th November 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2011.535

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Glass
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Cherwell (District)
Parish or ward: Hook Norton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3635
Four figure Latitude: 52.012268
Four figure longitude: -1.476886
1:25K map: SP3635
1:10K map: SP33NE
WOEID: 23830
Grid reference source: Centred on field
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: BERK
Created: Monday 23rd January 2012
Updated: Tuesday 8th December 2015

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