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Record ID: PAS-0F19D7
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A medieval silver-gilt finger ring, the bezel formed of two joined hands and the hoop undulating to simulate sleeves decorated with sprigs of foliage. Incisions on the wrists may indicate that the hands are gloved. At the back of the ring is the popular motif of a heart sprouting flowers. There is a hair-line crack across the width of the left wrist. The gilding is partially preserved, particularly in the recesses of the engraved decoration.
Created on: Wednesday 6th August 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LVPL15
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Chunky silver finger ring with crude line decoration. Septagonal in outline, plain bezel. Of unknown date or origin.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd June 1998
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'LANCASHIRE AUGHTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL2006
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Double bezel, one depicting a pair of clasped hands, the other a crowned heart. . Hoop decorated with an incised leaf pattern. Traces of gilding.
Created on: Monday 11th February 2002
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd March 2011
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Record ID: LANCUM-469077
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A medieval finger ring of hollow construction. The hoop is cast to include three hollow spaces in which separate engraved panels have been inserted. Each hollow space is bordered by a toothed edge to imitate beading. Between each panel the hoop itself is decorated with the cast motif of an open book, made up of a pair of wedges joined at their sharp edges and with their wider edges and tapering faces decorated with grooves to resemble the page edges. Small pellets are attached to the rim of the hoop behind the books at top and bottom (as if the books are resting on rods which protrude…
Created on: Wednesday 25th May 2005
Last updated: Thursday 19th May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kirkham Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-082840
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Medieval finger-ring with a slightly concave surface between two bands that enclose an inscription in French which reads: A MA VIE (To my life) Rings with inscriptions carrying romantic sentiments were sometimes exchanged as wedding rings in the Middle Ages. The words of the inscription are separated by engravings of flowers and punched decoration resembling bunches of grapes. The beginning of the inscription is identified by a six-pointed star. The ring is gold and dates from the fifteenth century. Consequently, in terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% p…
Created on: Wednesday 14th September 2011
Last updated: Saturday 30th January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Middop', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-15A871
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A small Roman silver finger-ring with flat bezel. The incomplete plain hoop, recently broken at the back, its narrowest point, has one small joining fragment. A stylised palm branch is incised into the ovoid bezel.
Created on: Friday 7th September 2007
Last updated: Monday 31st March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gisburn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-AC5027
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Post-Medieval silver posy ring with a plain outer hoop, the interior gilded. The inner hoop bears the inscription 'LOVE EVER *' in upper-case letters. The finger-ring is D-shaped in section. This upper-case inscription is recorded in Joan Evans' English Posies & Posy Rings, 1931. In general Roman capitals began to be used for inscriptions on posy rings from the mid-16th century, italics becoming more popular by the mid-17th century (Oman, C. (1974). British rings 800-1914 p. 40 - 41). A similar example can be found on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database at SOM-D4A0…
Created on: Wednesday 25th June 2014
Last updated: Monday 3rd October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lancaster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-C9C024
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver finger-ring, probably medieval, now slightly distorted and with some damage. The ring is of D-shaped section and is engraved with a zigzag decoration around the outside surface. This is possibly intended to represent a series of letter Ms, perhaps standing for Maria. The ring probably dates to the 13th to 15th century. Dimensions: maximum diameter 21 mm, width 3 mm.
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2013
Last updated: Thursday 10th September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ormskirk', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-CE9AE3
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
This is a copper alloy finger-ring often called a decade ring or rosary ring, probably dating from the 16th or 17th century AD. The bezel of the ring is engraved with the letters IHS ( a Greek abbreviation for Jesus), a cross and three arrow shapes which represent the three nails in Jesus's hands and feet.The ring is decorated wth ten other knobs. The decade ring takes its name from the fact that it has ten knobs to help in counting prayers, similar to (but more discreet than) a rosary. Rosaries were forbidden in England and Wales by a statute of 1571, but the act does not mentio…
Created on: Monday 6th June 2011
Last updated: Saturday 30th January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'WALTON-LE-DALE', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-F2B345
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Enamelled composite gold finger ring dating to the Post-Medieval period 16th Century AD. The frame/ base is made using a strip of gold sheet, rectangular in cross section, of which both edges have been turned at a right angle to create a small ridge which is slightly curved over the central element when complete. The gold strip is joined/ soldered on the underside so forming the ring and flat smooth side becomes the inside surface of the ring. The outside surface now resembles a 'trough' within which the other components are assembled. The decorative component of the ring has been …
Created on: Wednesday 5th December 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 9th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whittington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-4DCDB1
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
White metal ring, silver with flat bezel and wreath motif round the hoop. There is not enough evidence to confirm that this is pre 1716 and so does not therefore qualify as treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996
Created on: Sunday 8th June 2014
Last updated: Monday 9th April 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LVPL-E4F877
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete and slightly misshapen silver-gilt finger-ring. Treasure case no 2016 T545. A silver ornamental ring, broad flat band with a beaded borders within circumferential ridges. The ring is inscribed with 'star GODDRED'. The band has been cut between each D in the centre of the name with a D either side of the cut. Inside the band is a maker's mark reading 'RR' (ЯR) back to back and conjoined. The same mark appears on a similar flat band ring in the BM, AF1383 (Dalton Ring Cat. 1912, no. 1302) with a capital letter inscription 'THINK ON ME' (see BM website under search the colle…
Created on: Thursday 7th July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Parbold', grid reference and parish protected.


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