DUR-CBCFB9: DUR-CBCFB9 : 2016-541 : Finger Ring

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A Complete Gold Finger Ring (posy) of Post-Medieval date (AD 1650-1800). The band is 'D' shaped in cross section with a plain outer face and inscribed inner band. The inner inscription reads: "God : alone : made : us : two : One" this ring has the florid lettering in use in the late 17th and early 18th century.

Makers mark CR in double circle after inscription; the mark does not appear to be recorded in the standard reference works, and so it is not possible to confirm that the ring pre-dates 1716.

The band is sub-circular and has been distorted most probably post depositionally.

Similar examples can be seen on the Portable Antiquities Database: 2008-T331 - ESS-7B4CC7, 2005-T33 - BH-6ED076, SUSS-EABFA7 - 2011-T816 and 2016-T444 - ESS-A0EB7E.

The other examples given have been found to be unable to be securely dated to prior to the 300 year stipulation of the Treasure Act (1996).


The ring cannot be securely dated to pre-1716 and as such falls outside the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996.

Inscription: God : alone : made : us : two : One

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being declared not Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2016T541


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1650
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 6.6 g
Diameter: 22.81 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Miss Ellie Cox

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2016T541

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Incised or engraved or chased

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: York (Unitary Authority)
District: York (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Poppleton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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