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    • Broad period: ROMAN
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    • Primary material: Silver
    • Institution: YORYM

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Record ID: YORYM-F9FB75
Object type: TOILET ARTICLE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
CORONER'S REPORT Description of Object A silver ligula, of normal Roman form, with a small angled disc, a quite rudimentarily-finished multiple disc-and-baluster moulding and a slender, tapered, circular-sectioned stem, its pointed tip broken. Discussion This type of object, most commonly found in copper alloy, was a multi-purpose implement principally with toilet and cosmetic applications, which included the removal of wax from the outer ear and the extraction of unguents from slender containers.
Created on: Wednesday 10th December 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as ''North Yorkshire area’', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-FC5A34
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
TREASURE CASE : 2012 T736 An incomplete cast silver spoon of Roman date. The spoon consists of a linear shaft with a twisted mid-section which forms a decorative pattern. The handle and bowl are joined by an lunular off-set which is square in section and adheres to the underside of the bowl. The bowl is fragmented with approximately a quarter retained and a smaller central section which has been bent inwards towards the handle. The spoon is 129.3mm in length, the bowl is 28.06mm wide and 5.39mm thick, the handle is 3.90mm thick. The object weighs 7.93g. Comparable spoons can …
Created on: Thursday 18th October 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 9th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Langtoft', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-B70948
Object type: PLATE BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2015 T751. Description: An incomplete silver zoomorphic brooch of Roman date. The brooch is in the form of a hare or rabbit running right. The ears, hind quarters, one front leg and the pin and spring mechanism are missing to old worn breaks. A raised pellet represents the eye of the animal and one front leg remains, extending forwards, with incisions to denote the claws. The edges of the brooch are bordered by shallow curved incisions giving the impression of fur. To the reverse the remains of an integral rectangular catchplate project from the back of the head. Dim…
Created on: Monday 12th October 2015
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Driffield Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-556774
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2018 T353. Description: Silver-gilt figurine in the shape of a bird, an element of a larger composite object, the nature is which is unclear. The bird had a long straight neck and a downward curving beak, circular recessed eyes (originally set with glass or gemstones, now absent), a comma-shaped torso and long straight back that terminates in a truncated tail that appears to have been deliberately cut and filed flat. The entire body of the bird is decorated with a series of neatly incised lines in groups of central 'ribs' with incised lines at angles to these on eith…
Created on: Friday 11th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st November 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-49AAE7
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
TREASURE CASE : 2013 T99. This Roman base silver denarius has been abraded flat on its reverse leaving just the obverse (front) displaying a beardless effigy of Caracalla as Augustus (thus dating to the joint reign of Severus and Caracalla, AD 198-209). It has been fitted within a silver mount decorated with eight evenly-spaced circumferential ribs. There does not seem to be any evidence as to whether it formed a brooch, pendant or ring bezel. Age and Metal Content The composition of Roman silver coinage produced about AD 200 was baser than had been produced in previous centuri…
Created on: Wednesday 20th February 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd November 2015
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Record ID: YORYM290
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Keeled with central circular raised boss on bezel. Incised swastika design. Oxidised (black) surface, very stable.
Created on: Monday 27th September 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'HUMBERSIDE CHERRY BURTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-0F33E5
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
2008 T520. Roman silver finger ring Date: Late 1st or 2nd Century A fragment of a cast silver Roman finger-ring, less than half of the ring remains. The bezel has a horizontal oval setting, with an oval cell in the centre as it has lost its intaglio. The undecorated shoulders taper into the loop, the loop has a D-shaped section. The breaks are worn. The surface is a dark greyish-silver colour. In terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. A similar finger ring can be seen in th…
Created on: Wednesday 17th September 2008
Last updated: Monday 7th December 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hatton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-7F9FF0
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
1st - 2nd Century silver finger ring. An incomplete silver finger ring, formed from a coiled silver wire of uniform, circular section. The wire coils around one and a quarter times. One of the terminals has broken off and the break is very worn; which would have been a snake-head terminal or the tail. The surviving terminal is in the form of an ovular snake's head, decorated with some raised detailing. The snake-head has been slightly flattened, resulting in the loss of some of the shape. The reverse of the head is flat. Discussion: These 'Serpentiform' finger rings were part of…
Created on: Thursday 5th June 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Market Weighton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYMB90
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Keeled with central circular raised boss on bezel. Incised swastika design. Oxidized (black) surface, very stable.
Created on: Monday 27th September 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: YORYM-3E4F48
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman silver finger ring Date: Late 1st or 2nd Century Description: A fragment of a cast silver Roman finger-ring, less than half of the ring remains. The bezel has a horizontal oval setting, with an oval cell in the centre as it has lost its intaglio. The undecorated shoulders taper into the loop, the loop has a D-shaped section. The breaks are worn. The surface is a dark greyish-silver colour.
Created on: Monday 1st June 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 18th May 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Paull', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-1044A0
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case : 2009 T112 Roman silver finger ring of Henig Type II. Oval hoop of elliptical section, smoothly swelling profile and wide flattened bezel set with an oval carnelian intaglio. The whole lower part of the hoop has broken away. The intaglio is cut with a stag facing left with head thrown back, one downward antler visible and with a representation of a tree behind, consisting of trunk and branches in the form of a grid of lines which merge with the creature's head. The top of the stone is slightly damaged and discoloured, probably when the gem was cut. Date: 3rd centu…
Created on: Friday 6th March 2009
Last updated: Monday 7th December 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Market Weighton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-CFDB11
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
CURATOR'S REPORT Description of Find Rectangular Roman silver bezel from a 'Brancaster' type finger ring, decorated with punched and incised decoration. Outer border of punched dots, inner design of two back to back curving lines, possibly representing dolphins (?); in between the curved lines is more punched decoration in the form of a triangular motif.
Created on: Wednesday 10th October 2007
Last updated: Monday 7th December 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Pocklington area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-776F81
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
CURATOR'S REPORT Roman silver finger ring. Description of find The ring hoop is oval, and has a smoothly swelling profile which expands from the base to sharply carinated shoulders which support an ovular box setting. The ring has a number of decorative mouldings. One is on the underside, which shadows the shape of the hoop, and the others are unusual concave triangular mouldings on either side of the bezel. The stone which originally sat within the oval box setting is missing; only traces of the solder or adhesive fixing remain. Discussion The ring is very small, so was prob…
Created on: Thursday 18th October 2007
Last updated: Monday 6th February 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Littondale', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-EAC9B4
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: York
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2003 T201 A Roman silver finger-ring lacking the hoop back (recent break). A small, flat, oval, engraved carnelian intaglio is set in the broad flat bezel. It depicts Bonus Eventus facing left, holding a patera and corn ears. Comparison may be made with the engraved gemstones in the Snettisham Roman jeweller's hoard (Catherine Johns The Snettisham Roman Jeweller's Hoard London, 1997). Date: 2nd - 3rd century AD. Dimensions: Max. external diameter 19.2 mm. Bezel width 10.7 mm. Intaglio 8.2 x 6.1 mm. Weight: 3.48 g. Surface metal analysis conducted at the British…
Created on: Thursday 26th November 2009
Last updated: Thursday 26th July 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haxby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-A55927
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: York
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2011 T329. Roman silver keeled finger-ring Date: Third century AD Discovery: Found by the University of York's Archaeology Department on 16/05/2011 during a controlled excavation. Description: Roman silver finger-ring with an oval bezel, which would have probably once held an intaglio. The hoop is a a shallow D in section and conservation work to remove some corrosion in Oct 2013 revealed some incised linear decoration on the flared, but rounded, shoulders (please see attached image). Dimensions: External diameter 20mm max Weight 3.6g Discussion: This…
Created on: Monday 23rd May 2011
Last updated: Monday 25th November 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Heslington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-5B4AC6
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: York
Workflow stage: Published Find published
TREASURE CASE : 2015 T129. A simple silver finger-ring, comprising a slender circular band with flat inner face and ribbed (corrugated) external surface. The ribbed motif is found on jewellery of both the Roman and Viking eras. Date: probably Roman or Viking. Dimensions: Diameter, external 20.5 mm, internal 17.5 mm. Weight: 2.87 g. Non-destructive surface metal analysis conducted at the British Museum indicated a silver content of approximately 97%. In age and precious metal content the object qualifies as Treasure under the terms of the 1996 Treasure Act. Ralph J…
Created on: Thursday 19th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 10th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'York Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-F78DE8
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2016 T60. An incomplete silver finger ring of Roman date. Roughly one third of the finger ring remains which consists of a small portion of the bezel and hoop. The bezel is flattened and is likely to have been ovate in plan. The break is fairly worn and the upper surface displays transverse file marks. To the opposite edge the bezel tapers steadily into the shoulder and hoop, which have a narrow rectangular section. Two shallow parallel horizontal grooves decorate the shoulder and a vertical crack is present from edge to edge with a patch of green corrosion product …
Created on: Wednesday 20th January 2016
Last updated: Monday 1st February 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: YORYM-D4706D
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2017 T504 Description: An incomplete silver possible finger ring fragment of Roman date, c.AD 43 - 410. The fragment is sub-rectangular with a slight bend mid-way along its length. All edges are broken and worn. To one side of the bend is an irregular dark patch which may represent the point at which a separate stone/intaglio/bezel was affixed. The opposite side of the bend has two double banded grooves running from the bend to the break. The reverse of the piece is flat and undecorated. Dimensions: Length: 9.7mm; Width: 11.9mm; Thickness: 1.1mm; Weight: 0.7g. Disc…
Created on: Tuesday 30th May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 9th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kirton Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-86D7C9
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2017 T398. Description: An incomplete silver finger ring with blue glass intaglio of Roman date, c.AD 200 - 300. The bezel of the ring is an octagonal box setting with tall sides and slight folds at the rim to hold the gem in place. The hoop of the ring projects to either side of the bezel to form wide shoulders with linear moulded decoration. The shoulders terminate in irregular worn breaks which make it difficult to determine the nature of the linear decoration. There is a crescent on the upper surface at the angle of each shoulder. The inner surface of the hoo…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Last updated: Monday 5th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kirton area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-8DBE8D
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2018 T683. An incomplete fragment of a silver finger ring of Roman date, Henig Type II, dating to 1st to 2nd century AD. Part of the bezel and a fragment of the band survives. The bezel is oval and recessed into the band. Only a fragment of the bezel remains, ending in a jagged break part-way along its length. No trace remains of the glass or stone setting. The band curves downwards and its width tapers towards a worn, pointed break at approximately a third of the ring's original circumference. The band is plain. The reverse is plain. Dimensions: Length: 17.3mm; Widt…
Created on: Monday 24th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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