GLO-F90C56: finger ring fragment

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FINGER RING

Unique ID: GLO-F90C56

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

silver gilt finger ring fragment with a D-shaped cross section. Inscribed on the inside are the letters AM. On the outside edge is embossed decoration consisting of a diamond and roundel linked by a band and interspersed by pellets. Only a small section of the finger ring remains, this has then been flattened.


The style of the lettering is consistent with 17th century rings of this type. Posy rings were also used as love tokens, with the inscription remaining secret to all but the wearer.

Subsequent actions

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2012T383

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 13 mm
Width: 4 mm
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 0.27 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st September 2011 - Monday 31st October 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Kurt Adams
Identified by: Mr Kurt Adams

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 48483
Treasure case number: 2012T383

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Fragment
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Gloucestershire (County)
District: Forest of Dean (District)
To be known as: Dymock

Spatial coordinates


Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: GLO
Created: Friday 25th May 2012
Updated: Tuesday 7th June 2016

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