NMS-A85804: Medieval finger ring

Rights Holder: Norfolk County Council
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Unique ID: NMS-A85804

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Incomplete medieval gold finger ring. An oval collet forms a bezel, the upper half with sloping, concave sides, the lower half with flat sloping sides. The narrow, broken and slightly distorted hoop is oval-sectioned, expanding slightly at the shoulders to small triangular bosses at the join between the hoop and the bezel. There is no trace of engraved decoration and the rear of the hoop is missing.

When found, the collet contained a red or pink stone, presumebaly glass, which had sunk into the collect. The stone was accidentally damaged and the fragments lost during examination.

Bezel 11 x 9mm. Weight 1.3g.

Circa 13th century. See for example Oman (1974, pl.14a).

Subsequent actions

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2014T280


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st February 2014 - Friday 28th February 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Erica Darch
Identified by: Mrs Erica Darch

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 59739
Other reference: NMD032014
Treasure case number: 2014T280

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: South Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Runhall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TG0609
Four figure Latitude: 52.63962015
Four figure longitude: 1.04313442
1:25K map: TG0609
1:10K map: TG00NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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