HAMP-513887: Post-Medieval Finger Ring

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Unique ID: HAMP-513887

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Post-Medieval gold posy ring, probably 17th century in date and inscribed on the inside of the hoop:
*BE.TRVE.TO.THY.FRYNDE. (The stops being triangular punches).

The exterior of the hoop is keyed all over to take enamel, with traces of a green enamel remaining. Flanking each edge is a narrow flange.

The hoop of the ring is 3.12mm wide and D-shaped in cross-section (being 0.89mm thick). It has a diameter of 16.27mm and weighs 1.20g.


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


Subsequent actions

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2014T232


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 3.12 mm
Thickness: 0.89 mm
Weight: 1.2 g
Diameter: 16.27 mm

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Arwen Wood
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds
Secondary identifier: Ms Judy Rudoe

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2014T232

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Secondary material: Enamel
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: City of Portsmouth (Unitary Authority)
District: City of Portsmouth (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Fratton (Unitary Authority Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6501
Four figure Latitude: 50.8049194
Four figure longitude: -1.07892212
1:25K map: SU6501
1:10K map: SU60SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Gardening
Current location: Portsmouth City Museum
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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