LVPL-C9C024: Medieval finger ring

Rights Holder: National Museums Liverpool
CC License:

Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).


Unique ID: LVPL-C9C024

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Silver finger-ring, probably medieval, now slightly distorted and with some damage. The ring is of D-shaped section and is engraved with a zigzag decoration around the outside surface. This is possibly intended to represent a series of letter Ms, perhaps standing for Maria. The ring probably dates to the 13th to 15th century.

Dimensions: maximum diameter 21 mm, width 3 mm.


In terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.

Beverley Nenk
Curator of Medieval Collections
22 July 2013

Subsequent actions

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2013T109


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.6 g
Diameter: 20.58 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 6th January 2013

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Secondary identifier: Ms Beverley Nenk

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2013T109

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: West Lancashire (District)
To be known as: Ormskirk

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: HESH-0AD8B7
Object type: FINGER RING
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Report on Potential Treasure for HM Coroner Treasure Number: 2013 T861 Date of discovery: 6th July 2012 Circumstances of discovery: …
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: ESS-B94DA8
Object type: FINGER RING
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
A Medieval silver finger-ring, stirrup-shaped. The shoulders rise to a square bezel, which is engraved with four leaf-shaped motifs, forming …
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: BUC-8947EA
Object type: FINGER RING
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Fragment of a late medieval silver finger-ring, consisting of about one third of the ring. The hoop consists of two surviving rectangular sec…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.