WMID-386A98: Medieval: Decorated finger ring

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FINGER RING

Unique ID: WMID-386A98

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cast copper alloy decorated finger ring, of probable Medieval dating (AD 1300 to AD 1500).

The finger ring consists of a rectangular sectioned hoop, with moulded cast decoration. The decoration is unclear but consists of a repeating design of floral decoration. The finger ring appears to have been resized, with a square patch of metal placed over the join in the hoop of the finger ring. The internal surface is plain and undecorated.

The finger ring has an length of 24.80 mm and is 10.94 mm wide. The hoop is 6.16 mm wide and 1.41 mm thick. It weighs 3.2 g.

The finger ring is a mid dark brown to green colour, with an uneven surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in a loss of some of the original surface detail. Soil pressure has resulted in a minor degree of deformation of the finger ring, making it more oval in plan as opposed to circular, this means that the original diameter of the finger ring can not be accurately determined.

Similar finger rings, albeit with a slightly different form of decoration, have been recorded on the PAS database, including YORYM-563AD4 and NCL-1f20C5. Both have been dated to the Medieval period (c. AD 1300 to AD 1500).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24.8 mm
Width: 10.94 mm
Thickness: 6.16 mm
Weight: 3.2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 31st March 2013

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
Decoration style: Floral
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Derbyshire (County)
District: South Derbyshire (District)
Parish or ward: Rosliston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK2516
Four figure Latitude: 52.741054
Four figure longitude: -1.63114
1:25K map: SK2516
1:10K map: SK21NE
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
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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