SF-97AA42: SF-97AA42: Post-medieval finger ring

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Unique ID: SF-97AA42

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Description: A complete gold post-medieval posy ring. It has a simple plain gold band, D-shaped in cross-section with the inscription 'Honored for your vertues' in italic script on the inner surface. There is a small mark after the inscription, but this is probably not a maker's mark. It survives in very fine condition.

Date: c. AD 1650-1800

Dimensions: Diameter: 16.62mm, width: 2.67mm, thickness: 1.25mm, weight: 1.84g

Discussion: The style of lettering suggests a late 17th or 18th century date.

By Anna Booth SCCAS June 2016

Subsequent actions

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2016T688


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st August 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Booth
Identified by: Ms Anna Booth

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2016T688

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Fressingfield

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
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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