NARC-D8740C: NARC-D8740C : Finger Ring : Roman

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Unique ID: NARC-D8740C

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper-alloy Finger Ring of Roman date (AD 43-150). The object is a Henig's type II. The finger ring has an oval bezel and shoulders with a bevelled section that tapers into the undecorated hoop. The hoop terminates along the lower portion in old and abrade breaks. The bezel has an ovate recess and contains the remnants of red enamel.
The metal is a dark brown in colour with a predominantly smooth patina.

Henig 1974: 47.

Length: 18.62mm Width: 10.72mm, Thickness: 3.44mm, Weight: 2.7g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 150

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.62 mm
Width: 10.72 mm
Thickness: 3.44 mm
Weight: 2.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 28th September 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Miss Ellie Cox

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Enamel
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
District: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Melchbourne and Yielden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL0364
Four figure Latitude: 52.26452689
Four figure longitude: -0.49215693
1:25K map: TL0364
1:10K map: TL06SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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