NMS-2E07D4: Late Saxon gold finger ring fragment

Rights Holder: Norfolk County Council
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Unique ID: NMS-2E07D4

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

Incomplete Late Saxon sheet gold finger ring. Consisting of a flat pointed oval bezel with a jagged transverse break at either end. Punched decoration over all the surviving surface comprises series of punched annulets. The underside is undecorated. Both faces are heavily scratched.

Dimensions: Length: 19mm, maximum width: 12mm, minimum width: 4.2mm, thickness: 1mm, weight: 1.2g.

Date: c. AD 851 - 1000.

Finger rings of this form are typical of the Middle Viking period (Graham-Campbell 1980, 61, cat. no. 219). Examples from Norfolk include Thetford (Goodall, A. R. in Rogerson and Dallas 1984, fig. 110 no. 12) and Beachamwell, Norfolk (Ager, B. in Treasure Annual Report 2004, 67-8, no. 86). A number of similar examples in gold or silver have been reported as Treasure and are recorded on the PAS database, including: NMS-B61D01 (2016 T426) & NMS-DA944C (2017 T1069).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2018T60


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 851
Date to: Circa AD 1000

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19 mm
Width: 12 mm
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 1.2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st November 2017 - Thursday 30th November 2017

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 28372
Other reference: DDMD012017
Treasure case number: 2018T60

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: 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
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 10 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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