HAMP-6C5109: Medieval finger-ring

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Unique ID: HAMP-6C5109

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete gold medieval finger ring, missing a probable gem setting from its rectangular bezel. The hoop is squashed.
A side view of the bezel is of two mirrored trapezoids on four sides, which have been placed together at an angle to create a space between for the missing setting. The length of the bezel is 9.5cm. The width of the bezel (measured from where it meets with the hoop), is 8.5cm.
The shape of the hoop had been partially deformed creating an irregular crescent shape. The hoop measures 23.4 cm across, with the distance between the top of the bezel and the longer point of the hoop being 22.1 cm. The distance between the bezel and the shorter point of the hoop is 15.2cm. The hoop is circular in cross-section, thickening slightly at either end just before the bezel. Both ends terminate in a flat triangle-shape, the faces of these adjoining the lower faces of the bezel at this point. The ring weighs 3.47g.
Comparable finger rings date to the medieval period, c. 1200 - 1400. Cf. NMS-93A6EF and ESS-FBAFF7.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2017T761


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.47 g
Diameter: 23.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 7th August 2017 - Monday 7th August 2017

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Object Entry Form HMHCT 198
Treasure case number: 2017T761

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
To be known as: Hursley

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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