LIN-4B59C6: Roman silver finger ring

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FINGER RING

Unique ID: LIN-4B59C6

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

Description

Treasure reference 2018 T741: a Roman silver finger ring, probably of Henig Type VIII which dates to the second or third century AD. The ring has a flat sub-rectangular bezel with sloping triangular shoulders. The shoulders taper to form a slender hoop. The bezel is very worn and no inscription or decoration is visible. The shoulders are each decorated with two pairs of incised lines which run parallel to the edges. These taper to the base of the hoop, where two lines continue along the perimeters. The hoop is not joined at the base, but rather overlaps at the centre. This does not appear to be a break, but instead may represent a method for adjusting the size of the hoop.

Discussion

The ring is probably a Henig type VIII dated to the 3rd century AD (Henig 2006, 4): many examples of this type have been recorded under the Treasure Act (1996), such as 2018 T268, 2017 T1118 and 2018 T565.

Conclusion

The object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal and appears to be over 300 years old. Consequently, in terms of both age and precious metal content, it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2018T741

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 100
Date to: Circa AD 300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18 mm
Height: 15 mm
Width: 20 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 23rd September 2018 - Sunday 23rd September 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Adam Daubney
Identified by: Dr Adam Daubney

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2018T741

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM1096
Four figure Latitude: 52.52139175
Four figure longitude: 1.09392509
1:25K map: TM1096
1:10K map: TM19NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LIN
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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