NMS-2087B3: Gold gem set Medieval finger ring

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Unique ID: NMS-2087B3

Object type certainty: Certain
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Medieval gold gem set finger ring. Double bezel in the form of two oval settings positioned side-by-side. One is set with a red stone (probably ruby or garnet). The stone is cut so that the upper face is flat. The other bezel is set with a piece of turquoise, the upper face rounded. Both bezels have been moulded into a quatrefoil shape by recessing four semi-circles around the edge of the setting. The shoulders taper into the circular hoop, narrowing from a width of 8.5mm at the bezel to 4.1mm at the bottom of the loop.

Dimensions: Diameter: 19.5mm (internal diameter: 16.1mm), maximum thickness: 3mm, minimum thickness: 1mm, maximum width: 8.5mm, minimum width: 4.1mm, weight: 4.7g.

Date: c. AD 1250 - 1450.

A number of similar examples have been submitted as potential Treasure and recorded on the PAS database including: YORYM-DE9DA0 (2017 T23), SWYOR-5BD3C6 (2016 T438), SWYOR-61ADFC (2015 T271), LEIC-734E08 (2013 T363).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Declared Treasure but returned to Finder as Museum unable to acquire

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2017T861


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 8.5 mm
Weight: 4.7 g
Diameter: 19.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 3rd September 2017 - Sunday 3rd September 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Julie Shoemark
Identified by: Miss Julie Shoemark

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 17921
Other reference: DDMD092017
Treasure case number: 2017T861

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Secondary material: Gem
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: South Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Barnham Broom (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TG0807
Four figure Latitude: 52.62090429
Four figure longitude: 1.07138893
1:25K map: TG0807
1:10K map: TG00NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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