NCL-36F694: Medieval finger ring

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Unique ID: NCL-36F694

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

A cast copper-alloy probable finger ring of the Medieval period, c. 1200-1400.

The ring is incomplete, retaining only the bezel. The bezel is disc-shaped with a decorated face inlaid with enamel. The face has an outer circle with small trapezoidal cells filled with blued enamel, while the inner circle is quartered with the cells filled with red enamel.

One side of the bezel retains a slight projection of the hoop, and the opposite side of the bezel has broken edges. The underside is worn and corroded.

From the remaining traces of the hoop, the bezel appears to be slightly offset rather than centrally placed.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 20.63 mm
Thickness: 3.67 mm
Weight: 3.2 g
Diameter: 14.92 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2009 - Thursday 31st December 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Robert Collins
Identified by: Dr Robert Collins

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
District: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Berwick-upon-Tweed (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NT9655
Four figure Latitude: 55.78829
Four figure longitude: -2.06535
1:25K map: NT9655
1:10K map: NT95NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
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: NCL
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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