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    • Object type: FINGER RING

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Record ID: DUR-B7B181
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Darlington
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Description: A complete Posie or Posy finger ring, with plain band and interior Roman script ' inscription, dating to the mid post-medieval period (c. AD1600-1700). The ring is 'D' shaped in section with a plain convex outer band. Around the inner band is inscribed the legend: 'In the my Choyce I doe rejoyce' (In thee my choice I do rejoice) in italic lettering, prefixed by the letter 'H'. Discussion: The inscription is listed in Evans (1931, 60) with the correct spelling of 'thee', and a number of similar plain gold band rings with the inscription are held in the British Museum's co…
Created on: Wednesday 28th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'High Coniscliffe area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DUR-9A7F0B
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete, but misshapen, cast copper alloy finger ring of probable post-medieval date. The bezel is shield-shaped and has been soldered to the band. A join is visible at the solder point on the rear of the bezel, indicating the band was cast and folded to form the (now misshapen) hoop. Some patches of gilding remain on the surface of the finger ring, particularly in the vicinity of the bezel. The metal has a mid brown patina, with patches of active green copper corrosion evident. The finger ring measures 24.72mm long, 15.41mm wide, and 3.3g. The band is 5.49mm wide and 1.3m…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd May 2017
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Record ID: DUR-A5ECF6
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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Treasure case 2016-T1074 Description: A cast gold finger ring with 'posy' inscription. The ring is 'D' shaped in cross section with a plain convex outer face and two parallel inscribes lines extending around the outer edges of the band. Around the inner band is inscribed the legend: "constancie is a noble vertue" (constancy is a noble virtue) in italic lettering; no makers mark is visible. Dimensions and condition: The complete ring measures 17.94mm long, 15.4mm wide, and is 2.3mm high. The band is 0.6mm thick and weighs 0.9g. and is sub-circular in shape. It has been subject …
Created on: Wednesday 21st December 2016
Last updated: Monday 8th May 2017
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