NARC-72CC7A: NARC-72CC7A : Finger Ring : Medieval

Rights Holder: Eleanore Cox
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Unique ID: NARC-72CC7A

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

An incomplete copper alloy Finger Ring of Medieval date (AD 1150-1450). The object is a stirrup-shaped finger-ring with a plain hoop. The hoop is D-shaped in cross section, expanding to a triangular bezel. At the top of the bezel is an ovate void which would have contained a glass or paste knop, which is now missing.

The hoop has a slightly distorted plan, most probably due to post depositional processes.

Height: 21.82mm, Height (of bezel): 4.53mm, Width: 21.37mm, Thickness: 1.38mm, Wight: 1.1g.

The metal is a dark green in colour with a predominantly smooth patina.

According to Frances Pritchard (Egan and Pritchard 1991: 326) these stirrup-shaped rings were 'popular in England from the middle of 12th century for at least three-hundred years'.
HAMP-0F7D96 also has a circular knop at the top of the bezel and it is suggested this is possibly a 'false setting', representative of a gemstone.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1150
Date to: Circa AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 21.82 mm
Width: 21.37 mm
Thickness: 1.38 mm
Weight: 1.1 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Miss Ellie Cox

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
Parish or ward: East Hendred (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4586
Four figure Latitude: 51.57108143
Four figure longitude: -1.35210405
1:25K map: SU4586
1:10K map: SU48NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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