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    • Idby: 0014818522101B6E
    • Primary material: Gold
    • Object type: FINGER RING

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Record ID: LANCUM-E16C56
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold posy finger ring with inscription, of post-medieval to modern date (c. 1700 - 1800 AD). The finger ring is formed from a plain wide band, slightly D-shaped in section, with an inscription in italics running around the inside, which reads: 'A mind content cannot repent'. There is no maker's or hallmark. The surface of the object is heavily scratched although it retains its shine. The object is 19.50mm in diameter, 1.24mm in thickness and weighs 4.10g. Similiar styles of posy rings have been recorded on the database and dated variously from the early post-medieval period to the mod…
Created on: Friday 28th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 28th September 2018
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Record ID: GLO-50652C
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
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Gold roman finger ring that has a triple oval bezel consisting of a large central oval box setting that has beaded wire running around its base and large pellet soldered onto the outside edge of each corner. Flanking the central oval are two smaller oval boxes, again each surrounded by beaded wire, on the shoulder of one of the smaller ovals are soldered a trefoil of beads, scaring on the side of the other small bezel suggests a similar arrangement that has been subsequently lost. This arrangement was soldered onto an expanded flat panel of the hoop, which has subsequently become disto…
Created on: Friday 21st September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 9th October 2018
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Record ID: PAS-4EA424
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete but distorted gold finger ring set with a carnelian in an oval bezel. The hoop is 1.2mm wide and ovoid in section, widening to flat triangular terminals where it is joined to the bezel. This join is strengthened by a strip of gold wrapped round the ends of the hoops. The back of the bezel is an applied flat plate, with a central circular pierced hole. The raised oval setting is formed from another sheet of gold folded and pinched at the top of the oval. Around it at the base is a border of twisted gold wire, with filigree beaded wire above this. The carnelian is oval with a …
Created on: Friday 21st September 2018
Last updated: Friday 21st September 2018
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Record ID: GLO-9143B6
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold finger ring with a D-shape cross-section hoop. The flat inside is engraved with the inscription 'IvĚŠE For+EVer' this has the O over the V, thus spelling Love Forever. A copper alloy example bearing the inscription 'V Love is forever' has be recorded on the database at SUR-E79264 and dated to the 18th century. A second example on the British Museum database (ref number 1961,1202.309) with the inscription 'Love for ever' has been dated to the 19th century. However, although the inscription is similar, the lettering style on these to rings are very different to this example, partic…
Created on: Wednesday 12th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 14th September 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-194333
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval gold iinscribed finger-ring, of 'Posy' type.. Description: The ring is formed from a thin hoop, with a convex outer face. The innermost face is engraved with a saying, motto or message in lower case does read 'God above increase our love'. There is also a makers mark of 'DF' in blackletter stamped on the inner band after the motto. The outside of the hoop is undeccorated. The hoop is now roughly ovoid due to post-depositional damage. Measurements: 26.23mm x 14.91mm, 3.41mm wide, 1.00mm thick and 3.08g in weight Discussion: The use of lower case lettering and its thin…
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: NLM-7EF107
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold finger ring. A thin cast band of rectangular section bearing an externally incised inscription. This reads: + E D O + O N : T F + T R A N + A I F A, with heavily seriffed cross potent punctuation and unbarred A's, some with a vertical stroke in the place of the bar. The style of lettering broadly resembles that of the Short Cross coinage of 1180-1247, and probably points to a date in the first half of the 13th century. This reporter cannot venture upon the interpretation of the legend, though at this date it is likely to be Latinate. Malcolm Jones kindly comments on the reading as…
Created on: Wednesday 6th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 11th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Somerby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-18003F
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold posy ring of Post-Medieval date, about AD 1600 - 1800. The hoop is D shaped in section, plain on the outer side and inscribed on the inside with italic script reading "All I refuse and thee I chuse" , with long S forms, followed by a rectangular cartouche containing the maker's mark TT in blackletter style. It is slightly misshapen, being now oval rather than round. It is 22mm in diameter and 1.4mm thick. It weighs 4.39gm. Compare two examples in the British Museum: AF.1197 and 1961,1202.19 which are both given a date range of the 17th to 18th centuries.
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 13th June 2018
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Record ID: NARC-C177ED
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold Finger Ring of Post-Medieval date (AD 1600-1700). The object is a 'posy ring' with incised inscription on interior face. The finger-ring is D shaped in section band, being circular in plan, with only minor distortion due to deposition. The exterior surface of the ring is undecorated with only minor abrasions caused by post-depositional processes. The internal surface of the band has an incised inscription in a Lombardic script. The script reads: 'LIVE=TO=DY=WEL'. In front of the inscription is a single irregular shaped stamped cartouche, which contains a maker's mark/ha…
Created on: Friday 4th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 31st May 2018
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Record ID: LIN-1DAADC
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure reference 2018 T257: a late medieval gold posy ring. The hoop is circular in plan and rectangular in section. The exterior is decorated with engraved springs of foliage; these are deeply cut into the hoop and in some areas traces of dark coloured enamel survive. The bezel is pyramidal with a recessed square in the centre that would have taken a setting. The interior of the ring bears the inscription: 'En vous ma fie' (my faith/fidelity is to you (alone)) (reading courtesy of Malcom Jones). The lettering is black-letter, with only the initial letter 'E' set as a capital. Discu…
Created on: Thursday 26th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 30th April 2018
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Record ID: SOM-5BC0CB
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MODERN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Modern gold finger ring formed of a sexfoil bezel and hoop of multiple twised wires. The bezel is flat with a raised rim and raised collet in the centre. The collet has multiple small triangular projections around the top rim which are bent over a faceted pink stone to hold it in place. The inner point of each indent between each petal is decorated with a pellet and the front of the flower bezel, around the collet is decorated with multple raised dots formed from the background metal. The back of the bezel is plain. The hoop abuts the bezel and is formed of two larger lines of twisted…
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
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Record ID: LIN-B6F8A3
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description Treasure reference number 2018 T193: a post-medieval gold finger ring dated to the 17th century. The hoop is circular in plan and D-shaped in section. The exterior is decorated with thirteen domed pellets set in a row around the centre of the hoop. A rope motif coils around all pellets. A perimeter of pellets extends from both sides, essentially forming a square of pellets around each of the large central pellets. The interior bears the inscription 'x Love Suer and So Indure' (Love sure and so endure). The inscription is in lower case italics apart from the initial letter …
Created on: Wednesday 28th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 30th April 2018
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Record ID: SOM-A313D3
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MODERN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Hollow gold finger ring decorated with incised lines and now slightly squashed. A photograph of the ring has been examined by curators at the British Museum who suggest (pers comm 13/02/2018) it post-dates 1718 and therefore does not need to reported under the Treasure Act 1996. The ring is D-shaped in cross section and circular in plan although now squashed and distorted in places. It is decorated around the entire outside with a repeating mtif of a branch (diagonal line with two pairs of angled side branches) alternating with a sideways S, one end of which is crossed by a short sec…
Created on: Tuesday 27th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th March 2018
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Record ID: NLM-D7157A
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold finger ring. Posy ring. A cast D-section band, plain externally, but with an internal inscription rendered in angular capitals. The inscription reads: xASxYOVxWILx // with saltires separating words and with two superfluous slashes; the last word has doubled lines forming the I and L and serifs are prominent throughout. The phonetically correct English may point to a 17th-century date. Slightly battered. If the proposed dating were to be sustained, the item would constitute Treasure. It is therefore to be submitted to the Treasure process, ref. 2018 T123. Internal diameter: 15.…
Created on: Monday 5th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Worlaby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DUR-D4C1B5
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold finger ring from the late Post-Medieval period, possibly dating to the Regency era of the early 19th century (c.AD 1795-1837). The finger ring is a simple band which is decorated on the outside with a floral design. This design consists of a raised circle encircling a smaller circle with a dot inside. Either side of this are sub-circular shapes which represent flower petals. Elements of these sections of the finger ring are repeated with some swirl designs. The finger ring appears to have been cut or broken and then fixed as on the outer band there is a visible line w…
Created on: Monday 5th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th April 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-6C8007
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early post-medieval gold finger-ring with a gemstone setting, dating to c. 1500-1600. The ring has a heptagonal bezel set with a clear/ grey gemstone, possibly rock crystal, cut in the shape of a tear-drop. From the base of the bezel, on the two opposing long sides, is a flat semi-circular projection which is decorated with carved decoration in the form of a fleur-de-lis-like motif with central bud and crescent-leaves on either side. The crescents are inlaid with white enamel with both green and white enamel traces on the bud. Behind the crescent a triangle joins it to the central s…
Created on: Wednesday 28th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 18th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hurstbourne Priors', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-2E07D4
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Late Saxon sheet gold finger ring. Consisting of a flat pointed oval bezel with a jagged transverse break at either end. Punched decoration over all the surviving surface comprises series of punched annulets. The underside is undecorated. Both faces are heavily scratched. Dimensions: Length: 19mm, maximum width: 12mm, minimum width: 4.2mm, thickness: 1mm, weight: 1.2g. Date: c. AD 851 - 1000. Finger rings of this form are typical of the Middle Viking period (Graham-Campbell 1980, 61, cat. no. 219). Examples from Norfolk include Thetford (Goodall, A. R. in Rogerson and Dal…
Created on: Thursday 1st February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2018
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Record ID: SF-8963C8
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: A complete but squashed gold finger ring of earlier Roman date. The 'D' sectioned hoop is somewhat slender and has been (deliberately?) broken at its base, the two ends subsequently folded in on each other. The shoulders are plain, expanding into an oval bezel at their apex. The latter is decorated with the faint incised design of a palm frond, but is otherwise plain. Date: c. 43-200 AD Dimensions: The ring in its current folded state of preservation measures c. 11.61mm in diameter, c. 1.25mm thick at each shoulder, while the bezel is c. 6.47mm long by 4.51mm wide. It w…
Created on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Last updated: Saturday 18th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lakenheath', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-4CDFB8
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A bent gold post-medieval posy-ring, probably dating to the period AD 1729-1747. It measures 24.26mm in length and 13.14mm in width. It is 3.64mm thick and weighs 2.92g. The outside of the ring is not decorated and features some minor dents. On the inside of the ring can be found an inscription, which reads: Love and live Happy. The maker's mark reads GS in a rectangular incision. It is probably the maker's mark of the London goldsmith Giles Southam. Cf. British Museum: Posy ring with the Registration number AF.1297. Posy rings are a simple gold band engraved with a brief sen…
Created on: Tuesday 9th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th January 2018
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Record ID: BERK-38E52A
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold 'posy' finger ring of post-medieval date, now distorted and with a broken hoop. The finger ring has a thick D-shaped section with no external decoration but as is usual for these rings there is an internal inscription. This inscription reads ' I love and like my choyce' in a lower case script. A maker's mark consisting of capital W in a sub-rectantgular cartouche above a simlar cartouche filled with six pellets preceeds the inscription. In its current state the finger ring has a maximum length of 32.8mm. The band is 1.7mm thick and 4.9mm wide. The ring weighs 7.2 grams. No par…
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-A99795
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and squashed post-medieval gold finger-ring, missing its setting. The bezel was originally oval or circular in shape, the sides are now squashed inwards. The outer edges of the bezel are fluted, a line of inverted U-shapes with a U-shaped depression at the centre of each. Traces of black enamel can be seen both inside and around the fluting. Traces of a white substance, presumably a fixant, can be seen inside the bezel. The hoop is triangular in cross-section, being flat to the inside surface. The shoulders are decorated with a scrolling foliate design above a trio of inv…
Created on: Wednesday 20th December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Soberton', grid reference and parish protected.


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