DENO-A15253: Copper alloy wire ring with knot as bezel, probably Early Medieval.

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Unique ID: DENO-A15253

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Copper-alloy wire finger ring, probably post-medieval or modern. Hoop made of three strands of circular-sectioned wire, with a double looped knot as the bezel, and the extremities twisted three times around the hoop on either side of the bezel. External diameter c.17-8mm, internal diameter c.13mm, width of "bezel" 7.04mm, width of back of hoop 4.2mm, thickness of single wire strand c.1.1mm, weight 1.34g.

Simple wire rings are difficult to date, but those with double- or triple-strand hoops appear to be modern; compare silver examples YORYM-71CDE2,SWYOR-0B8449, LANCUM-55C5F6 and DENO-470362 copper-alloy examples (LVPL-5FE1C1, SWYOR-ABC1234) and even gold versions (PAS-DD75F1).



Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: AD 1800
Date to: AD 1950

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 7.04 mm
Thickness: 1.1 mm
Weight: 1.34 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 6th February 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Rachel Atherton
Identified by: Ms Rachel Atherton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby Museum entry no. 4525

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Rushcliffe (District)
Parish or ward: Scarrington (Civil Parish)

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