LVPL-4BBC83: Medieval finger ring

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Unique ID: LVPL-4BBC83

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An incomplete finger ring of Medieval to Post-Medieval date. Treasure case 2015 T162.

Description: Two fragments from a silver finger ring probably dating to the 12th century. In its current state the ring is incomplete. The larger fragment is made up of portions of the hoop and the bezel. The bezel is integral and is slightly convex. Although bent out of shape the convex shape seems to have been intentional. The bezel is decorated with a series of horizontal incised lines. One of the shoulders is bent and twisted around the underside of the bezel. The other shoulder is flattened and sretains diagonal incised decoration filled with vertical incised lines. The smaller fragment is plain. The inside of the hoop is plain.


Large Fragment: length 30mm, width at bezel 10mm.

Small fragment: length 10mm, width 5mm

The precious metal content fulfils the requirements of the Treasure Act in that it is greater than 10%.

Lloyd de Beer, Curator, British Museum

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Submitted for consideration as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2015T162


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1100
Date to: Circa AD 1200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 2
Length: 30.11 mm
Width: 10.66 mm
Thickness: 5.36 mm
Weight: 3.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st November 2014 - Saturday 1st November 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Secondary identifier: Mr Lloyd DeBeer

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2015T162

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Whittington

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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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Updated: 2 years ago

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