SWYOR-12ACB8: Roman ring

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Unique ID: SWYOR-12ACB8

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy ring of uncertain date and function. It is similar to harness rings which are commonly believed to be Medieval. These generally have a hexagonal cross section for example, WAW-3E2EE1. However, this example is thicker than normal, and though the inner edge is bevelled, the outer edge is more rounded and has an incised pair of lines running round it. It is not clear if the lines are wear or decoration. The ring was found in a field that has produced many Roman finds, so a Roman date is tentatively suggested. The patina is well develop and a very dark green colour. Compare BERK-D773A4 and BERK-1DF112.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.59 mm
Weight: 6.02 g
Diameter: 27.21 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st February 2012 - Tuesday 28th February 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1819

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Calbourne (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SZ4387
Four figure Latitude: 50.681076
Four figure longitude: -1.392741
1:25K map: SZ4387
1:10K map: SZ47SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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