SOM-F1ECEC: Roman finger ring

Rights Holder: Somerset County Council
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A copper alloy Roman finger ring.The ring is a roughly circular hoop of which most is missing to an old break.The remaining part is D shape in cross section, widening towards the bezel at the shoulders, one end of the remaining section of hoop has been folded inwards. The flat circular bezel steps up from the line of the shoulders at the ends. The bezel has recessed ares on the flat front which would have held enamel leaving a raised design of two circles flanking by V-shaped lines above and below, arranged with their points towards the centre all within a plain line unrecessed border. The shoulders are 7.7mm wide where they flank the bezel, narrowing to 3.0 mm at the furthest remaining section of the hoop. the remaining fragment is 20.1mm long. The ring is 3.3 mm thick at the hoop; the bezel is 12.8 mm by 12.9mm wide; the ring weighs 3.34 grams in total.
The ring is of Guiraud type 2a, Henig type II, such rings with enamel decoration on the bezel were very popular in the 2nd century and come in a wide range of geometric designs and enamel colours. See for example SOM-95D932, WILT-6739A6, DUR-5508F6 and SUR-675EB3 on this database.

Class: Guiraud type 2a, Henig type II

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 100
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20.1 mm
Width: 12.9 mm
Weight: 3.34 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 27th August 2014 - Thursday 3rd December 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Vicky Lemmens
Identified by: Mrs Vicky Lemmens
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 17034

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Misterton CP

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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

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