WMID-603F06: WMID-603F06: Post Medieval: Finger ring

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FINGER RING

Unique ID: WMID-603F06

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cast copper alloy finger ring, probably of Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1500 - AD 1700).

The hoop is D shaped in cross section, being rounded to the external (outside edge). The shoulders expand slightly into the rectangular flat bezel. The bezel measures 14.25 mm in length, 4.04 mm wide. Both the bezel and the hoop appear to be undecorated.

The finger ring has an external diameter of 21.30 mm, and an internal one of 17.45 mm. It is 3.76 mm wide. The hoop is 2.00 mm thick. It weighs 3.4 g.

The finger ring is a mid to dark green to brown colour, with patches of a dark green surface patina present. This patina is likely to be the original surface, the majority of which has been removed due to abrasion occurring as a result of movement within the plough soil. The loss of the original surface does mean that if the ring was originally decorated, no trace of the decoration is now present.

Plain finger rings of this style can be hard to date accurately as they can be relatively long lived, but it is thought that they tend to be consistent with Early Post Medieval dating (1500-1700 AD). A similar example has been recorded on the PAS database from Roundway, Wiltshire as WILT-D9E628.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 3.76 mm
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 3.4 g
Diameter: 21.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 14th October 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
Parish or ward: Alrewas and Fradley (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK1415
Four figure Latitude: 52.732459
Four figure longitude: -1.794112
1:25K map: SK1415
1:10K map: SK11NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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