SUSS-9B52DD: A medieval gold finger ring, AD.1200-1450.

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Unique ID: SUSS-9B52DD

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete medieval gold finger ring, AD.1200-1450. The ring consists of a simple gold band made from oval section gold wire, this joins a central bezel with a shoulder ridge upon either side. The band has been distorted post deposition but is otherwise complete. The bezel is set with a single teardrop shaped red stone, possibly a garnet. The setting stands above the band, flaring outwards slightly. It matches the stone in shape and so the setting is also teardrop shaped. Egan and Pritchard 1991, discuss a similar ring No.1610, which dates to the 14th century, though other examples have been dated earlier than this.

There are a number of similar rings on the PAS database, HAMP-33056C, CAM-A8B768, GLO-869650 DUR-E9F666, BERK-825BE7, NMS-32AF17, ESS-FBAFF7, BUC-27DDE6, DUR-338956, NCL-D29BB0, SF-84D477, WAW-BA7F06, BUC-2F9CAD.

Length: 19.77mm
Width: 11.06mm
Thickness: 0.8mm
Weight: 1.32g

Reference: Egan,G. and Pritchard, F. 1991, Dress Accessories HMSO:London


Consequently, in terms of age and precious metal content, the object qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Sold at auction
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2016T893


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.77 mm
Width: 11.06 mm
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 1.32 g

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Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2016T893

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Folkestone and Hythe (District)
To be known as: Near Old Romney

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Sold at auction

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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