LON-CC9777: Medieval finger ring

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Unique ID: LON-CC9777

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A Medieval copper alloy finger ring dating c. 1480. The finger ring has a D-shaped band with applied heart in the same material which has been soldered to the band. The diameter of the finger ring is 26.02mm which makes this large in comparison with other finger rings.

It is similar to LON-EEA588 recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database in terms of a plain band and applied heart, however this is a silver gilt example but it is also dated to the 15th century. Also SOMDOR-0BC434, again it is silver gilt and dates to the late 15th - early 16th century.

Dimensions: width of applied heart: 9.75mm; width of band: 3.80mm; thickness: 2.21mm; diameter: 26.02mm; weight: 5.12g.

Dating suggested by the finder based on knowledge and experience.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1480
Date to: Circa AD 1480

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 9.75 mm
Thickness: 2.21 mm
Weight: 5.12 g
Diameter: 26.02 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Identified by: Mr Ian J. Smith
Secondary identifier: Mrs Kate Sumnall

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Decoration style: Figurative
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Southwark (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Riverside (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3380
Four figure Latitude: 51.503293
Four figure longitude: -0.085156
1:25K map: TQ3380
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LON
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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