HESH-302E95: Silver-gilt finger ring

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Unique ID: HESH-302E95

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

"A large, heavy ring with D-section hoop, the exterior plain, the interior inscribed: NEVER*TO*CHANGE*

The inscription is recorded with various spellings by Evans (1931), pp.81-2; two of them are in the collection of posy rings given to the British Museum by Joan Evans in 1961 (1961, 12-2,51 'NEVER TO CHANG' and 52 'never to change'). The short capital letter inscriptions are generally ascribed to the date range given above." - Rudoe, J. A. Quote taken from the DCMS Treasure Report.

Originally recorded in the DCMS Treasure Report for 2004 - Item 307, P.138

Inscription: *NEVER*TO*CHANGE

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by a museum after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2004T240


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st May 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Douglas Henderson
Identified by: Mr Douglas Henderson

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2004T240

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Pimhill (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ4919
Four figure Latitude: 52.76617718
Four figure longitude: -2.75728826
1:25K map: SJ4919
1:10K map: SJ41NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Fieldwalking
Current location: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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