WMID-D26B47: Early Post Medieval: Silver gilt finger ring

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Unique ID: WMID-D26B47

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete cast silver gilt finger ring, of Early Post Medieval dating (16th to 17th Centuries AD).

Less than 25% of the finger ring is present, consisting of a small section of the hoop. It consists of a strip of silver with a rectangular section. Borders are present along the upper and lower edges, consisting of a double raised ridge. It is broken at each end. A stamped diamond pattern is present along the centre of the strip, between the borders. The inside surface is plain. No maker's mark is present.

It measures 11.41 mm in length, 7.69 mm wide and 1.15 mm thick. It weighs 0.5 g.

The finger ring fragment is light yellow to grey colour, with an even surface patina.

Similar finger rings have been recorded on the PAS database as SWYOR-F5ABF6 (2011 T613), SUR-126873 (2011 T293) and IOW-8A5267 (2009 T512) which have been attributed 16th or 17th century dates.


As it is older than 300 years, with a precious metal content of greater than 10%, it falls within the requirements of the Treasure Act 1996, and should be considered Potential Treasure.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2013T203


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 11.41 mm
Width: 7.69 mm
Thickness: 1.15 mm
Weight: 0.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st October 2012 - Wednesday 31st October 2012

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2013T203
Treasure case number: 2013T203

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Secondary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
To be known as: Burntwood

Spatial coordinates

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

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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