PAS-62A405: Roman silver finger-ring

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Unique ID: PAS-62A405

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman silver finger ring, plain oval hoop, broken and dented at the bottom. The flattened slightly swollen bezel widens to accommodate an oval pinky-red carnelian intaglio. The motif appears to be a very stylised pair of clasped hands (dextrarum iunctio). The wrists and palms are represented by a simple thick line with blocks at each end, and the fingers and thumbs by lightly incised lines.

Analysis indicated a silver content of c. 93% and confirmed the gemstone as carnelian.

Wt.: 3.77g
Ext.d: 21.0 mm Int.d.: 17.9 mm

Guiraud type 2e

Date: 2nd to 3rd century AD


The ring qualifies as Treasure under the terms of the Treasure Act 1996.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Corinium Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2004T75


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.77 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 17th February 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Ian Richardson
Identified by: Dr Richard Hobbs

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2004T75

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Secondary material: Gem
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Gloucestershire (County)
District: Cotswold (District)
Parish or ward: Quenington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP1304
Four figure Latitude: 51.73456222
Four figure longitude: -1.81315262
1:25K map: SP1304
1:10K map: SP10SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Corinium Museum

References cited

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Audit data

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Updated: About one year ago

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