LEIC-2722D2: post medieval gold finger ring

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Unique ID: LEIC-2722D2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Post medieval gold and gemstone finger ring, 21mm in diameter, and weighing 4.65grams. The ring has a circular sectioned loop and an ovoid shaped bezel which holds a rectangular cut pink stone. The stone is held in place by irregular edged gold foil and is flanked by raised crescentric edging. The bezel sits above a recessed area of the loop flanked by sub rectangular shaped shoulder terminals which are decorated with a foliate design in a raised border. The whole of this area is picked out in niello.


As the object is made of gold and is over 300 years old, it constitutes potential Treasure under the stipulations of The Treasure Act 1996.

Subsequent actions

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2012T783


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Exactly AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.65 g
Diameter: 21 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 9th October 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2012T783

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Secondary material: Gem
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Blaby (District)
Parish or ward: Kilby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6195
Four figure Latitude: 52.549438
Four figure longitude: -1.101835
1:25K map: SP6195
1:10K map: SP69NW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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