BERK-4C489C: Post-medieval finger ring: Posy ring

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FINGER RING

Unique ID: BERK-4C489C

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

TREASURE CASE 2015 T269. A complete but distorted gold 'posy' finger ring of post-medieval date. The finger ring has a thin, slightly rounded band inscribed on the flat interior with 'Content is treasur'. The maker's mark is a ligated HB within a rectangle. This type of finger ring dates from the late 17th century.

Dimensions: Length: 21.06 mm; Width of band: 2.82 mm; thickness of band: 0.73mm. Weight: 1.2 grams.

Notes:

Consequently, in terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Submitted for consideration as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2015T269

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1680
Date to: Circa AD 1715

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.06 mm
Width: 2.82 mm
Thickness: 0.73 mm
Weight: 1.2 g

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2015003
Treasure case number: 2015T269

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
Parish or ward: Fyfield and Tubney (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4096
Four figure Latitude: 51.66136563
Four figure longitude: -1.42310504
1:25K map: SU4096
1:10K map: SU49NW
WOEID: 26350159
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: Monday 20th April 2015
Updated: Thursday 28th May 2015

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