LVPL-D46C37: Roman finger ring

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Unique ID: LVPL-D46C37

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman silver finger-ring of Henig Type XI, the hoop slightly crushed and edges dented. The slender hoop expands to form triangular cambered shoulders, bordered by a line of dot-punching which is also used on the flat bezel to define a square panel. Within the panel are three incised letters - ToT, the central o tiny in comparison to the flanking T's which have flamboyant serifs at their foot in the form of an inverted V. That device is very commonly employed on TOT rings (Daubney 2010, Figs 9-10). The inscription is an abbreviation of the god name Totatis. As Daubney has shown (Daubney 2010, 107-8) TOT rings are heavily concentrated in the tribal area of the Corieltauvi.

Daubney, A., 2010, 'The Cult of Totatis: evidence for tribal identity in mid Roman Britain', in S. Worrell et al. (eds) A Decade of Discovery: Proceedings of the Portable Antiquities Scheme Conference 2007, BAR British Series 510, 105-116.

Date: Roman, 3rd century AD.

Dimensions: W. 26.4 mm; Ht. 18.4 mm; Th. 12.4 mm.

Weight: 6.77 g.

In age and precious metal content the object qualifies as Treasure under the terms of the 1996 Treasure Act.

Ralph Jackson, Dept. of Britain, Europe & Prehistory , The British Museum

5th February 2015

Inscription: TOT

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Submitted for consideration as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2014T265


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 200
Date to: Circa AD 300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 18.4 mm
Width: 26.4 mm
Thickness: 12.4 mm
Weight: 6.77 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Secondary identifier: Ralph Jackson

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2014T265

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Newark and Sherwood (District)
To be known as: Collingham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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