WILT-7169D5: Roman Henig type IX finger ring

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FINGER RING

Unique ID: WILT-7169D5

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete copper-alloy Roman finger ring dating to the period AD 200-410 of Henig type IX. The hoop is polygonal in plan with eight external facets (octagonal); each has a green patina and is marked with an incised 'S'. In section, the hoop is rectangular. The ring measures 17.6mm internal diameter, 22mm external diameter, 4.9mm wide and 2.5mm thick, and weighs 3.88g. Henig (1974, 50) suggests that polygonal rings are a third century type while Crummy (1983, 49, ref. 1788) notes that polygonal hoops tend to be fourth century in date.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 200
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 4.9 mm
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 3.88 g
Diameter: 22 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Rebecca Lewis
Identified by: Miss Rebecca Lewis

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 4155

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Test Valley (District)
To be known as: Broughton

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Woodland
Specific landuse: Deciduous native

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WILT
Created: Tuesday 10th December 2013
Updated: Tuesday 20th May 2014

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