WILT-17E7E6: Roman Finger-Ring

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FINGER RING

Unique ID: WILT-17E7E6

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A complete Roman silver finger-ring, dating to the period c. AD 300-450. The silver ring is Brancaster Henig type XVI with a rectangular bezel and the hoop which widens slightly towards the bezel. The bezel, broadly rectangular in shape and measuring 10.01mm wide and 8.42mm in height, is flat on the inner face and slightly convex on the outer face. On the face of the bezel, there is decoration which appears to show a creature curled twice around its tail and widening towards a broad flat head, like a sea-dragon or wyrm. The body of this sea-dragon or wyrm is composed of V-shaped cuts, presumably to present a scaly appearance. At the four corners of the bezel are engraved the stars (one for each corner), with no further discernible decoration on the rest of the finger-ring. The finger-ring measures 26.38mm in diameter, at maximum thickness 2.11mm, and weighs in total 8.29g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Submitted for consideration as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2017T431

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 300
Date to: Circa AD 450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.11 mm
Weight: 8.29 g
Diameter: 26.38 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Richard Henry
Identified by: Mr Richard Henry

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5117
Treasure case number: 2017T431

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Test Valley (District)
Parish or ward: Nether Wallop (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3136
Four figure Latitude: 51.12245072
Four figure longitude: -1.55843685
1:25K map: SU3136
1:10K map: SU33NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Created: 2 years ago
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