KENT-E91163: signet ring

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Unique ID: KENT-E91163

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An incomplete and worn cast copper-alloy finger ring of post medieval period c. late 16 to early 17th century.

Description: The ring has a flat octagonal bezel and a broken D-sectioned loop. The bezel is decorated with an incised design of an octagonal frame containing an inscribed initials 'E H', as well as possible vines/garniture above and below. The breaks are worn suggesting they ocured in antiquity and the object is a mid-dark grey-brown with some green mottling.

Measurements: Ring - width: 19.54mm, thickness: 2.51m; height: 19.97mm, weight: 4.40g. Bezel - length: 15.63mm, width: 13.39mm.

Discussion: It was common for signet rings from late 16th century to cary the owner's inittials as the primary device.

Class: signet

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 19.97 mm
Width: 19.54 mm
Thickness: 2.51 mm
Weight: 4.4 g

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Incised or engraved or chased

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dartford (District)
Parish or ward: Southfleet (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ6072
Four figure Latitude: 51.42442776
Four figure longitude: 0.29992834
1:25K map: TQ6072
1:10K map: TQ67SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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