NMS-92AAD6: Post Medieval Gold ring

Rights Holder: Norfolk County Council
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Unique ID: NMS-92AAD6

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

Gold post medieval mourning finger ring. The D-sectioned hoop, originally circular is now bent out of shape. On the exterior is an engraved human skull. On the interior, in Italic script is the legend: "H F ob 10 Mar 1712 aet 70" followed by a stamped maker's mark: the initials CR in blackletter script within a rectangle. Date c. AD 1712

Diameter: 21mm (internal diameter: 18.8mm), width of band: 4mm, thickness: 1.8mm, weight: 3.3g.

A number of similar examples have been reported as Treasure and are recorded on the PAS database including: HAMP-AE9377 (2016 T408), NMGW-03238B (2014 T13), NMGW-02B0CE (2013 T24), WILT-6D49E2 (2015 T168) & IOW-8D4F41 (2012 T539).

Class: Mourning
Inscription: H F ob 10 Mar 1712 aet 70

Subsequent actions

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2017T1172


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1712
Date to: Circa AD 1712

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 4 mm
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 3.3 g
Diameter: 21 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 10th September 2017 - Sunday 10th September 2017

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 62220
Other reference: IND10092017AM
Treasure case number: 2017T1172

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: South Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Ashwellthorpe and Fundenhall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM1396
Four figure Latitude: 52.52022847
Four figure longitude: 1.13807288
1:25K map: TM1396
1:10K map: TM19NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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