BERK-09E1C9: Post-medieval finger ring: Posy ring

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Unique ID: BERK-09E1C9

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An incomplete gold finger ring of the post-medieval period. The finger ring is now distorted and comprises a bent strip of gold rather than a loop; on one side of the hoop, in its present form the outer surface, there is a continuous band of black letter style decoration. However this does not form an inscription as is seen on posy rings, more it is a continuous line of 'I' like letters around the circumference. There are no other marks or inscriptions. The ring is probably 17th or 18th century in date, c. AD 1650-1750. Black letter script was used in the medieval and post-medieval periods, but without an inscription to help date this finger ring, it cannot be securely dated to pre- AD 1714, and therefore does not constitute Treasure under the stipulations of the Act.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1650
Date to: Circa AD 1750

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.1 mm
Width: 4.9 mm
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 1.9 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2014 - Wednesday 19th March 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2014.092

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Boxford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4272
Four figure Latitude: 51.44543897
Four figure longitude: -1.39705046
1:25K map: SU4272
1:10K map: SU47SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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