NLM-250165: Roman Finger Ring

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Unique ID: NLM-250165

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy finger ring. Cast narrow band of D section, thickened and expanded at its shoulders where it assumes an angular form, possibly Henig type VIII [8]. Each shoulder forms a shield-shaped panel flanking a central rounded bezel. A line of four or five tiny [diameter 0.6mm] stamped dots runs up the centre of each shoulder, meeting a line of more closely juxtaposed dots at right angles. A further pair of dots appears close to each outer edge of each shoulder, and in one or two cases this is enclosed by a stamped arc. The bezel bears five larger stamped dots of diameter 1mm, arranged as is conventional on a die [i.e. with one central and the others equidistantly spaced around it]. Suggested date: Late Roman, 200-300.

Internal diameter: 17.3mm, Width (at bezel): 7.6mm, Thickness (at springing of shoulder): 2.4mm, Weight: 2.19gms

Class: Henig Type VIII

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 200
Date to: Circa AD 300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 7.6 mm
Thickness: 2.4 mm
Weight: 2.19 g
Diameter: 17.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 4th September 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM40137

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Stamped

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Hemingby

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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