WILT-2720B1: Gold earring

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Unique ID: WILT-2720B1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete and slightly squashed post-medieval gold ear ring of 19th century date or later. The ear ring is composed by a 15.54mm diameter hollow ring and a second D-shaped smaller element which is wrapped around it. This second element is circular in cross section and shows a straight plate on the back part that is not visible when the ear ring is worn. To the top of the plate is attached the hook which has been bent on itself. To the end of the hook is a small rounded knop.

The ear ring appears to be light weight and it is likely that both elements are hollow inside. The D-shape piece is damaged and squashed on one side. The ear ring measures 25.36mm in length (including the hook) and weighs 1.62g. The D-shape element is 11.80mm in length and 8.01mm in width. The internal diameter of the ring is 7.95mm.

Judy Rudoe comments that this style is likely to be 19th century in date although it is also possible that the ear ring is more recent in date. Therefore the ear ring does not been to be reported as potential treasure.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1800
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.36 mm
Width: 8.01 mm
Weight: 1.62 g
Diameter: 15.54 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Cristina Sanna
Identified by: Miss Cristina Sanna
Secondary identifier: Ms Judy Rudoe

Other reference numbers

Other reference: WHM 2016-71

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Milton Lilbourne (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU1761
Four figure Latitude: 51.34782927
Four figure longitude: -1.75729378
1:25K map: SU1761
1:10K map: SU16SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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