DENO-D7631D: Roman finger ring

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Unique ID: DENO-D7631D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete silver Roman finger ring which is sub-oval in plan, has a hoop of D-shaped cross section, smoothly tapering shoulders and a flattened bezel. It has an oval setting, centrally located with an engraved intaglio of red jasper or glass. The intaglio is engraved with a wheat ear, a symbol which is associated with Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture, fertility, rain, crops and motherly relations. This finger ring falls into Henig Type II category and is dated in the 2nd century AD.

The length of the ring from the intaglio to the back of the hoop is 20.79 mm, its maximum width 22.49 mm, its thickness ranges from 9.58 mm at the bezel to 3.28 mm at the hoop and it weighs 4.91 g

Dimensions of intaglio: Length: 7.47 mm. Width: 6.22 mm. Projection from bezel: 2.05 mm

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Norwich Castle Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2016T720


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 100
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20.79 mm
Width: 22.49 mm
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 4.91 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 11th August 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Roumpini-Ioanna Charami
Identified by: Miss Roumpini-Ioanna Charami

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E8331
Treasure case number: 2016T720
Museum accession number: 2018.280

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Secondary material: Gem
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Floral
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: South Norfolk (District)
To be known as: Loddon

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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