WMID-C507C4: Modern: Complete signet finger ring

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Unique ID: WMID-C507C4

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete gold signet finger ring of modern dating (AD 1800 onwards)

The finger ring has an oval bezel, with triangular shoulders. The hoop has a rectangular cross section. No maker's marks are present. The oval bezel has decorated with a stylised sun and moon design. The sun is positioned on the upper right part of the bezel and is formed from six elongated diamond v shaped cuts. The moon is positioned on the lower left part of the bezel and is of the crescent shape. It has been made from seven smaller diamond shaped cuts, all of slightly different sizes and set at an angle. The shoulders have been divided into three by two vertical grooves. The central panel has seven short horizontal cuts. Each side panel has 5 to 6 diagonal cuts, with the outer point arranged pointing upwards. At the base of the shoulder, are three small diagonal shaped cuts in a trefoil pattern.

The finger ring has an external diameter of 24.5 mm, an internal diameter of 20.5 mm. The hoop is 4.3 mm wide and 1.8 mm thick. The bezel is 13.1 mm long and 11.5mm wide. It weighs 10.4 g.

The style and design of this finger ring is considered to be less than 300 years old, probably fairly recent in dating, and therefore is not classified under the requirements of the Treasure Act 1996 and is considered to be Not Treasure.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being declared not Treasure


Broad period: MODERN
Period from: MODERN
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1800
Date to: Circa AD 2000

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 10.4 g
Diameter: 24.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 17th December 2016 - Saturday 17th December 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: North Warwickshire (District)
Parish or ward: Ansley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP2792
Four figure Latitude: 52.52521049
Four figure longitude: -1.60347083
1:25K map: SP2792
1:10K map: SP29SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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