NMGW-02B0CE: Post Medieval golden memorial ring

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FINGER RING

Unique ID: NMGW-02B0CE

Object type certainty: Certain
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Gold mourning ring with stylized skull on outside of hoop. The hoop, which is misshapen, is of flattened D cross-section. The inner face of the hoop is inscribed with the text A. E. obijt 30 Jan' 17034, in italic script (A. E. died 30th January 1703/4).
Internal hoop diameter 20.07 mm x 12.7mm; band width 4mm; band thickness 1.1mm; weight 3.34g. The ring has not undergone any cleaning or conservation.
The form of the ring and style of lettering indicates that it dates to the early eighteenth century, a date confirmed by the commemorative inscription. The skull/death's head as a motif occurs on the earliest mourning rings, dating to the fifteenth century, and the motif remained popular thought the seventeenth century. As the ring is commemorative, it post-dates the date of death, but is likely to have been engraved within a short period.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: National importance

Inscription: A. E. died 30th January 1703/4

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2013T24

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1700
Date to: Circa AD 1750

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 4 mm
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 3.34 g
Diameter: 20.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 19th February 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Wenke Domscheit
Identified by: Mr Mark Redknap

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2013T24

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Figurative
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Incised or engraved or chased

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Pembrokeshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Pembrokeshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Hundleton (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SR9599
Four figure Latitude: 51.65231488
Four figure longitude: -4.96485074
1:25K map: SR9599
1:10K map: SR99NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Updated: 2 years ago

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