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Record ID: SOM-68B1D1
Object type: EAR RING
Broad period: MODERN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver lozenge-shaped bead, hollow, with integral suspension loop and ring; hole at other end. Decorated with applied filigree circles and loops. Though the decoration is reminiscent of that found on 16th Century dress pins reported through the Treasure Act, this object seems to me to be machine-made and consequently much later in date. The form suggests a 19th Century date and my guess is that this is part of an ear-ring of relatively recent manufacture. It does not therefore come under the 1996 Treasure Act (Dr Dora Thornton, Curator of Renaissance Collections, The British Museum).
Created on: Thursday 30th August 2007
Last updated: Wednesday 13th July 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Westonzoyland', grid reference and parish protected.

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