NCL-978235: Post medieval gold finger ring

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Unique ID: NCL-978235

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

A post medieval gold finger ring with four faceted stones that may - or may not - be emeralds. A fifth socket, which presumably held a further stone, is empty. The four remaing stones are held by a claw style of mount. The ring has no inscription or maker's mark. The scroll-work of the bevel and shoulders, the faceting of the stones, and the claw mounts suggests a late Georgian or early Victorian date of manufature.

While this find was reported as possible treasure, the decision of the relevant curator at the British Museum was that this is not treasure, due to the style of the ring and the lack of a maker's mark, it could not be identified as certainly over 300 years old

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1780
Date to: Circa AD 1850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.84 g
Diameter: 18.86 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Andrew Agate
Identified by: Mr Andrew Agate
Secondary identifier: Ms Judy Rudoe

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Secondary material: Gem
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
District: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Ashington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ2386
Four figure Latitude: 55.16778303
Four figure longitude: -1.64049036
1:25K map: NZ2386
1:10K map: NZ28NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: NCL
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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