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Unique ID: GLO-927C54

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Gold Memento Mori ringer ring with a large flat circular bezel that is surrounded by four evenly spaced semi-circular lobs in a cross pattern with a small projecting point between each lobe. The front of the bezel is decorated with a white enamel skull with black enamel detailing set within a recessed cell, this is held within a circular cell that is filled with black enamel. Surrounding this is a band that contains the inscription *MEMENTO:MORI. All of the letters would have been filled with black enamel but only traces remain, this is then surrounded by a thin recessed border that is filled with black enamel. Each of the lobes are decorated with four recessed lines consisting of two centrally vertical lines and one either side at opposing angles.

The top half of each shoulder are detailed with a high relief scroll that has traces of white and black enamel on either side and possible green enamelling on the face. The lower half has a flanged/transverse collar with a tapering panel below that narrows towards the hoop, the panel is surrounded by an engraved linear border and three vertical lines at the top, all of which retain traces of a black enamel fill.

On the reverse of the bezel is a square stamp with the letter Y in the centre

Similar items are recorded on the PAS database at 2019 T11(WREX-7CB828) and 2013T376 (IOW-9E6B77).


Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Submitted for consideration as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2019T1131


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21 mm
Width: 15 mm
Thickness: 14 mm
Weight: 5.07 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 27th October 2019

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Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2019T1131

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
To be known as: Shabbington

Spatial coordinates

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: 2 years ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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