HAMP-513887: Post-Medieval Finger Ring

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FINGER RING

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.

Notes:

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

Inscription: *BE.TRVE.TO.THY.FRYNDE

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

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: 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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