LVPL-E4F877: Medieval finger ring

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FINGER RING

Unique ID: LVPL-E4F877

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete and slightly misshapen silver-gilt finger-ring. Treasure case no 2016 T545.

A silver ornamental ring, broad flat band with a beaded borders within circumferential ridges. The ring is inscribed with 'star GODDRED'. The band has been cut between each D in the centre of the name with a D either side of the cut.

Inside the band is a maker's mark reading 'RR' (ЯR) back to back and conjoined. The same mark appears on a similar flat band ring in the BM, AF1383 (Dalton Ring Cat. 1912, no. 1302) with a capital letter inscription 'THINK ON ME' (see BM website under search the collections/museum provenance and number search for images). The mark is not identifiable in any of the standard reference works, but the ring is a characteristic 16th-17th century type.

Similar examples which can be found on the database is IOW-8A5267/ 2009 T512, SUR-3144B1, 2013T565 and SUR-FD3944.

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.

Dimensions: 19mm in diameter, 9mm in height, 2.6g.

Find of note status

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

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2015T545

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 9 mm
Weight: 2.6 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 24th June 2016 - Friday 24th June 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2015T545

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: West Lancashire (District)
To be known as: Parbold

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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