LEIC-2722D2: post medieval gold finger ring

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FINGER RING

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.

Notes:

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

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: 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

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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