LVPL-BA4936: romangoldfingerring

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Unique ID: LVPL-BA4936

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman gold finger ring with an oval gem setting. The gem is of a blue glass, possibly nicolo glass, with chamfered sides and a flat, light-blue upper surface. The gem is plain and not engraved. The gold band of the ring is wide but thin at the shoulders, and thickens and narrows at the back of the hoop. The back of the hoop has suffered damage and is distorted with deep scratches. The shoulders are decorated with two engraved swirls on either side.


Consequently, 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.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Congleton Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2013T319


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 200
Date to: Circa AD 400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 21.22 mm
Thickness: 4.25 mm
Weight: 4.8 g
Diameter: 20.52 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 4th May 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Sam Rowe
Identified by: Miss Sam Rowe

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2013T319

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Curvilinear
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with other or unknown

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Sandbach

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
Current location: Congleton Museum
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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