WMID-44074D: Medieval: Complete silver finger ring

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Unique ID: WMID-44074D

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

A medieval finger ring formed of a thin, flat band which widens towards the bezel into the shape of two dragons' heads with bulbous eyes and large, pointed ears. There follows, between the dragons' heads and the bezel, an area of double banded decoration arranged asymmetrically, one plain and one cabled. The bezel is roughly square, inlaid with niello and decorated with a cross.

The finger ring is silver and dates from the thirteenth century.

J P Robinson
Curator of Medieval Collections
7th April 2005

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2004T323


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 28th August 2004 - Saturday 28th August 2004

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: J P Robinson

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2004T323
Museum accession number: STKMG 2007.LH.2

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Decoration style: Zoomorphic
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Staffordshire Moorlands (District)
To be known as: Ilam

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
Current location: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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