NARC-09A63D: NARC-09A63D : Finger Ring : Medieval to Post-Medieval

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FINGER RING

Unique ID: NARC-09A63D

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

A complete copper alloy 'signet' Finger Ring of Late Medieval to Post-Medieval date (AD 1400-1600). The object has an incised / engraved seal matrix bezel. The ring is an irregular D shape - often called stirrup-like in plan and the hoop has an angular D shaped cross section. The hoop expands toward the front and the shoulders of the ring have distinct angular expanded facets. The bezel is formed on a horizontal platform into which the design is incised. The bezel is rectangular with rounded edges and is edged by a deeply cut ovate linear border. The central image is deeply cut and is composed of two initials "GE". The inner surface of the ring is undecorated.

Length: 26.19mm, Width: 24.02mm, Thickness: 3.10mm, Weight: 6.0g.

The metal is dark green in colour with areas of light green corrosion and a heavily pitted patina.

This form of finger ring is well known from the later medieval and early post medieval periods and a number are published in the Salisbury Medieval Catalogue (Cherry, 1991; 42 and 46 specifically cat no's 17-18 ) which are dated to the 15th century.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.19 mm
Width: 24.02 mm
Thickness: 3.1 mm
Weight: 6 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
Decoration style: Heraldic
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Incised or engraved or chased

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: South Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Little Houghton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP8058
Four figure Latitude: 52.21441791
Four figure longitude: -0.8305081
1:25K map: SP8058
1:10K map: SP85NW
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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Created: 9 days ago
Updated: 9 days ago

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