HAMP-EBA980: Medieval finger-ring

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Unique ID: HAMP-EBA980

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A gold Medieval finger ring. The hoop is plain, sub-triangular in section and measures 20.95mm in diameter, 1.85mm in width and 1.35mm in thickness. The bezel is hexagonal in plan, in profile and in section, measuring 13.05mm long, 15.60mm wide and 6.30mm thick. It contains a gem of indeterminable colour contining elements of dark blue, red, purple and black, which is set in a hexagonal aperture. Overall the ring has an external diameter of 26.65 and weighs 4.77g.

Most comparable finger rings date to the Medieval period, e.g. ESS-49D8F6, SUSS-8219A6.

Consequently, in terms of age and precious metal content, the object qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.

Subsequent actions

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2014T11


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1100
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.77 g
Diameter: 26.65 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st November 2013 - Saturday 30th November 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds
Secondary identifier: Mr Alastair Willis (Wilts)

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Winchester Museums Entry Form 3738
Treasure case number: 2014T11

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Secondary material: Gem
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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