BH-A3F837: Post-Medieval finger ring

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Unique ID: BH-A3F837

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Description: A gold finger ring in the form of a D-sectioned band. The outer surface of this band bears a moulded herringbone pattern, with traces of niello or dark enamel remaining in some of the cells, and a single plain area, which may represent evidence of an enlargement. The inscription, 'SEDVN DA ME', extends around the inner surface of the band. The meaning of the inscription is unclear although it is possible that it is meant to be the Latin words SECUNDA ME meaning follow me. This inscription is executed in upper-case letters and contains traces of a dark infill.

Date: 16th to 17th century

Dimensions: Diameter: 19mm, Width of band: 3.3mm, Thickness of band: 1mm, Weight: 1.79g.


This finger ring fulfils the criteria of Treasure under section C6 of the 1996 Treasure Act, being over 300 years old and containing in excess of 10% gold.

Subsequent actions

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2014T271


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 3.3 mm
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 1.79 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 19th April 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2014T271

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
To be known as: Brill

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
Current location: Buckinghamshire County Museum

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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