SUSS-73AEB4: Gold Finger Ring of Uncertain Date

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Unique ID: SUSS-73AEB4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman gold finger ring, rather crushed and distorted and quite heavily worn. The circular hoop of lenticular cross-section expands to narrow triangular shoulders, one decorated with a slightly raised moulding the other with a pair of shallow incised lines. The bezel is flat, sub-rectangular and undecorated.

Discussion: a not dissimilar ring was discovered at Highnam, Gloucestershire (2006 T136; PAS GLO-DAC097).

Date: Roman, probably 3rd century AD

Ext. d.: 16.7mm Int. d.: 16.4mm Wt.: 3.68g


Note: this item is more than 300 years old and is made of precious metal so qualifies as treasure as stipulated in the Treasure Act 1996.

Dr Richard Hobbs

Curator, Romano-British Collections, Britain, Europe & Prehistory, The British Museum

12th March 2015

Finder's photograph used here. Need new photograph.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2014T913


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.68 g
Diameter: 16.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 12th September 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Stephanie Smith
Identified by: Miss Stephanie Smith
Secondary identifier: Dr Richard Hobbs

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PastfindersI
Treasure case number: 2014T913

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Lewes (District)
To be known as: Near Lewes

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Finder declared object within 14 days. Finder submission of object to FLO was delayed per agreement with FLO.
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Updated: 3 years ago

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