GLO-F90C56: finger ring fragment

Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).


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


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: 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

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
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.

Similar objects

Find number: GLO-195C52
Object type: FINGER RING
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Small gold ring with a d-shaped hoop. Inscribed on the inside "Thy light is my delight". There are very small traces of black enamelling pres…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: GLO-FDC1D8
Object type: FINGER RING
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
gold finger ring, D-shape cross-section hoop. The outside curved edge is undecorated, the flat inside is engraved with I LIKE MY. CHOICH.' No…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: GLO-0A21C1
Object type: FINGER RING
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Description: Silver gilt posy ring. Small silver gilt ring with a d-shaped hoop. The outside of the hoop is plain, the inside is engraved wit…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

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

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.