WMID-8F92E5: Post Medieval to Modern: Twisted gold ring, probable finger ring

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Unique ID: WMID-8F92E5

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

A complete hand made twisted gold wire, probable finger ring, of uncertain dating.

The probable finger ring has been made from two lengths of gold wire twisted together. The ends have been solded together. Due to post depositional pressure, the finger ring is no longer circular, but more ovoid (egg) shaped.

The finger ring measures 27.72 mm in length, 9.08 mm wide and 1.27 mm thick. It weighs 0.5 g.

The finger ring is a mid yellow colour, with a shiny surface.

It is probable that this artefact is a finger ring, although it is very thin for a finger ring, it may have been part of a decorative fitting. As it is undiagnostic on date and original function, it is considered to be outside of the remits of the Treasure Act 1996 and is considered not to be Treasure.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being declared not Treasure


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1800
Date to: Circa AD 2000

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27.72 mm
Width: 9.08 mm
Thickness: 1.27 mm
Weight: 0.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 17th October 2012

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Wyre Forest (District)
Parish or ward: Stourport-on-Severn (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO7970
Four figure Latitude: 52.327687
Four figure longitude: -2.309566
1:25K map: SO7970
1:10K map: SO77SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst metal detecting

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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