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Unique ID: DENO-D6D3EA

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published


A Post-Medieval gold posy ring, probably from the 17th century. The hoop is D-shaped in cross-section and the ring is circular in shape. The exterior of the ring is plain, and shows little damage. The interior bears the inscription 'Wheare you see this, remembern mee'. The form of letter S is elongated and the W is formed from to intersecting Vs. The hoop is 1.43 mm in thickness.

Treasure Case 2016 T702

Dimensions: Diameter 19.3mm. Thickness 3.0mm. Weight 1.29g.


Although there is no identifiable maker's mark, the inscription is recorded from 1596 and the lettering is consistent with a pre-1716 date. The object is therefore likely to be more than 300 years old and is composed of more than 10% precious metal, and therefore should be considered Treasure under the terms of the Treasure Act 1996.

Author: Sian Webb, PASt Explorers volunteer, and Alastair Willis, Finds Liaison Officer for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.


Valued by the Treasure Valuation Committee on 14/6/17 at £500.

Inscription: Wheare you see this remembern mee

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Bassetlaw Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Donated to museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2016T702


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 1.29 g
Diameter: 19.28 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 12th March 2016

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E8330
Treasure case number: 2016T702

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Derbyshire (County)
District: High Peak (District)
To be known as: Near Buxton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Bassetlaw Museum
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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