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Unique ID: DUR-9A7F0B

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

A complete, but misshapen, cast copper alloy finger ring of probable post-medieval date.

The bezel is shield-shaped and has been soldered to the band. A join is visible at the solder point on the rear of the bezel, indicating the band was cast and folded to form the (now misshapen) hoop. Some patches of gilding remain on the surface of the finger ring, particularly in the vicinity of the bezel.

The metal has a mid brown patina, with patches of active green copper corrosion evident.

The finger ring measures 24.72mm long, 15.41mm wide, and 3.3g. The band is 5.49mm wide and 1.3mm thick. The shield bezel is 10.21mm long, 10.89mm wide, and 0.81mm thick.

Similar examples have been recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database as YORYM-A3AAA8 and PUBLIC-9F7FCF.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1700
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24.72 mm
Width: 15.41 mm
Thickness: 1.3 mm
Weight: 3.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 4th January 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Benjamin Westwood
Identified by: Mr Benjamin Westwood

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Hambleton (District)
Parish or ward: Bedale (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE2587
Four figure Latitude: 54.27803654
Four figure longitude: -1.61755793
1:25K map: SE2587
1:10K map: SE28NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DUR
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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