HAMP-FDC75C: Late medieval finger-ring

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Unique ID: HAMP-FDC75C

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of gilded silver or gold late medieval finger-ring, consisting of part of the bezel and part of the hoop. The breaks are relatively fresh.
The bezel was probably originally oval or circular. It is decorated with three D-shaped petals extending equidistantly from a central pellet, a diagonal groove between each pair. Presumably this was originally a quatrefoil/ four-petalled flower. The design is within a pair of grooves which flank the original surviving edges of the bezel, which is flat. The hoop curves upwards from its break (where it is D-shaped in cross-section, being flat to the inside surface) into the shoulders and bezel.
The finger-ring measures 12.3mm in length, 11.3mm in max.width (at the bezel break, 1.0mm) and 2.7mm in max.thickness (where the bezel joins the hoop). The break at the hoop measures 2.4x1.2mm. The fragment of ring weighs 1.04g.

Subsequent actions

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2016T1036


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 12.3 mm
Width: 11.3 mm
Thickness: 2.7 mm
Weight: 1.04 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 6th December 2016 - Tuesday 6th December 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Object Entry Form WINCM 411
Treasure case number: 2016T1036

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
To be known as: Bishops Waltham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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