YORYM-AAE526: Post-Medieval : Finger Ring

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FINGER RING

Unique ID: YORYM-AAE526

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

A complete copper-alloy signet type finger ring of Post-Medieval date, c. AD 1400 - 1600. The hoop of the finger ring is circular with a sub-D-shaped section, expanding to an integral ovate bezel from faceted shoulders. The bezel bears an incised initial letter ‘W’ with a possible crown or branched flower above. The hoop is undecorated.

The metal has a dark brown/black patina and is worn. The finger ring is 25.6mm in diameter, 11.2mm wide, 3.7mm thick and weighs 7.8g.

Signet rings engraved with a merchant’s mark, a rebus, a heraldic badge or (most commonly) with an initial, are common finds and date to the 15th or 16th centuries.

Ref:

Webley, R. (2019) Finds Recording Guide: Finger-rings; https://finds.org.uk/counties/findsrecordingguides/finger-rings/#Medieval_and_post-medieval_finger-rings (accessed 05/02/2020)

Class: Signet

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 11.2 mm
Thickness: 3.7 mm
Weight: 7.8 g
Diameter: 25.6 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E06465

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: South Cave (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE9029
Four figure Latitude: 53.74960946
Four figure longitude: -0.63665099
1:25K map: SE9029
1:10K map: SE92NW
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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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