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    • County: Staffordshire
    • Object type: FINGER RING

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Record ID: WMID-24AB05
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: A complete cast silver coiled or spiral, probable finger ring, of uncertain dating (100 BC to 800 AD). The probable finger ring consists of a D-section length of silver metal twisted into a spiral. One end of the piece of silver tapers to a point, the other is square ended, probably incomplete. No makers' marks are present on the interior or exterior. Some vertical scratch marks are present on the interior. The probable finger ring is shiny light grey colour, with an even surface patina. Dimensions: It has an exterior diameter of 23.78 mm, an interior diameter of 18.…
Created on: Tuesday 14th May 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 17th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tamworth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-71C29C
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy coiled or spiral, probable finger ring, of uncertain dating (100 BC to 800 AD). The probable finger ring consists of a D-section length of copper alloy metal twisted into a spiral. Both ends terminated in a square end with rounded corners. No makers' marks are present on the interior or exterior. It has an exterior diameter of 29.9 mm, an interior diameter of 21.1 mm. In total it is 13.7 mm wide. The copper alloy metal is 4.3 mm wide and 3.8 mm thick. It weighs 19.1 g. The finger ring is a dark green colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, cause…
Created on: Thursday 28th May 2015
Last updated: Thursday 28th May 2015
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Record ID: WMID-4BC712
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete silver finger ring, of Roman dating (AD 100 to AD 300). The finger ring has a rectangular shaped bezel, with a couple of semi circular notches removed from each side. The shoulders are triangular and flattened, with five sets of incised lines that expand from the loop outwards towards the bezel. The hoop at the back is triangular in cross section and is 4.7 mm thick and 3.9 mm wide. The bezel measures 21.6 mm in length and is 18.4 mm wide. The shoulders have a maximum width of 18.4 mm and are 1.4 mm thick. Internally, the finger ring measures 20.3 mm wide and 16.6 mm
Created on: Wednesday 19th February 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 19th February 2014
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Record ID: WMID-BD943E
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete silver finger ring of Roman date, probably 3rd Century AD. Around 25% of the finger ring is present, consisting of part of the bezel, a shoulder and the start of the hoop. The bezel was originally rectangular in shape, with a recessed border around the edge. The end part of the inscription is present, consisting of the letters 'MT'. This is probably the end of an dedication to either Mars or Mercury. The hoop was probably keeled. The shoulders have been decorated with seven grooved mouldings, creating a ridged effect. The hoop is 13.8 mm wide and 3.1 mm thick. T…
Created on: Monday 13th October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lichfield Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-D0D9BD
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy finger ring, of Roman dating (1st to 2nd Century AD). Around 50% of the finger ring is present, consisting of the bezel and the shoulders. The rest of the hoop is missing, presumed lost in antiquity. The shoulders widen evenly and thicken slightly from the broken ends to the oval bezel and are D-shaped in section with a flat inner side and shallowly convex outer side. The design on the shoulders is unclear, but it is either a foliate design or a Y shaped ridge, with the forked end reaching up to the bezel. On the bezel, taking up almost the entire wid…
Created on: Tuesday 14th April 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 14th April 2015
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Record ID: WMID-D2FF42
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: A complete cast gold finger ring, probably dating to the 15th or 16th Century. The finger ring is sub circular in plan, and D shaped in section.The exterior of the band has been decorated with a repeating design consisting of a a four petalled flower within a diamond cartouche. A small incised cross is present at the centre of the flower design. Small crosses are present at the centre of the triangles separating each flower design. The interior of the band has an incised latin inscription, in lower case black letter script, reading: mens immota manet (translated: th…
Created on: Tuesday 16th April 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 17th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tamworth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-4ECE42
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold possible finger ring, of probable Post Medieval to Modern dating (AD 1700 to AD 1900). The possible finger ring is rectangular in section and would have originally been circular in plan. It is now sub oval in plan. The hoop has been decorated with eight circular pits (now full of soil), that may have originally held something. Each pit has a diameter of 1.5 mm. Multiple vertical filemarks are present on the interior surface of the ring. The original diameter of the ring can not be determined due to it being misshapen. It now measures 21.42 mm in length, 17.43 mm
Created on: Wednesday 20th February 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 18th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Handsacre', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-9E7C34
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold finger ring, of mid 19th Century dating. The finger ring is sub circular in plan, and D shaped in section.The exterior of the band is plain. Hallmarks and a maker's mark are present on the inside of the finger ring. The hallmarks consist of a lion rampart, an anchor, the date letter and a duty mark. The date letter is unclear but probably a D in a square cartouch with cut corners. The maker's mark consists of the initials W F. The marks identify it as being made in Birmingham, between AD 1828 and AD 1829, by goldsmith William Fowke. It has an external diameter of…
Created on: Monday 18th November 2013
Last updated: Monday 18th November 2013
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Record ID: WMID-A04475
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy finger ring, of probable Late Medieval to Late Post Medieval dating (AD 1300 to AD 1700) The hoop has a circular cross section. The shoulders have been decorated with three transverse grooves. The bezel is split into two strands, and expands into an diamond shape. At the centre of each strand is a setting for a gem or paste stone (now missing). One side of the bezel is covered with corrosion products, obscuring slightly the other setting. The finger ring has an external diameter of 20.7 mm, and an internal one of 18.8 mm. It is 1.8 mm wide. The ring is 1.…
Created on: Monday 18th November 2013
Last updated: Monday 18th November 2013
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Record ID: WMID-96536D
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy finger ring, probably of Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1500 - AD 1700). The hoop is D shaped in cross section, being rounded to the external (outside edge). No bezel is present. No evidence of either external decoration or an internal inscription is present. The finger ring has an external diameter of 24.0 mm, and an internal one of 18.9 mm. It is 5.1 mm wide. The ring is 2.4 mm thick. It weighs 4.0 grams. The finger ring is a dark green colour, with an uneven surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in …
Created on: Monday 29th September 2014
Last updated: Monday 29th September 2014
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Record ID: WMID-D4D986
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold finger ring, of probable Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1550 to AD 1700). The finger ring has a flattened D shaped section and sub circular in plan. The exterior is plain. The edges have been bevelled. The interior bears the following inscription: .I . LIKE . MY . CHOYSE ... . No maker's mark is present. Small diagonal dashes are present between each word, with three diagonal dashes at the end. Due to being mishappen, the original diameter is hard to determine, but probably was around 18 mm. The hoop is 5.1 mm wide and 0.9 mm thick. The ring currently has a lengt…
Created on: Thursday 2nd October 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 8th June 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Blythe Bridge area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-11E732
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: A complete gold finger ring, probably dating to the 15th Century. The finger ring is circular in plan, and D shaped in section. The exterior of the band has been decorated with a black letter inscription of three words, separated by a three petalled leaf. The inscription reads 'tout mon + ceur' ('All my heart'). Keying marks are present behind the inscription and foliate spacers, suggesting that the finger ring may have previously been enamelled. No inscription or maker's mark is present on the interior surface. The finger ring is a mid-yellow colour. Dimensions: I…
Created on: Wednesday 30th October 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 17th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tamworth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-A20C57
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast gold mourning ring, of 18th Century dating. The finger ring is circular in plan, and D shaped in cross section. The exterior has been decorated with an elaborate floral design involving thistles and a sunflower. A skull is present as part of the design. Traces of black enamel are present within the recesses of the design. The interior bears the following inscription: 'Prepare to Follow Da: R B'. A makers mark is present, bearing the letters ?MR in a square cartouche. The ring has an external diameter of 22.12 mm and an internal diameter of 18.42 mm. The hoop meas…
Created on: Monday 19th November 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lichfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-D05DF9
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy finger ring, probably of Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1500 - AD 1700). The finger ring is sub circular in plan, now being more of an oval shape as opposed to circular. The hoop is D shaped in cross section, being rounded to the external (outside edge). No bezel is present. Traces of a design on the exterior are present, but too incomplete to determine the original design. The finger ring measures 18.7 mm in length, 17.5 mm wide and 3.7 mm thick. The hoop is 3.7 mm wide and 1.5 mm thick. The original diameter of the finger ring can not be determined due …
Created on: Wednesday 8th July 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 8th July 2015
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Record ID: WMID-D26B47
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast silver gilt finger ring, of Early Post Medieval dating (16th to 17th Centuries AD). Less than 25% of the finger ring is present, consisting of a small section of the hoop. It consists of a strip of silver with a rectangular section. Borders are present along the upper and lower edges, consisting of a double raised ridge. It is broken at each end. A stamped diamond pattern is present along the centre of the strip, between the borders. The inside surface is plain. No maker's mark is present. It measures 11.41 mm in length, 7.69 mm wide and 1.15 mm thick. It weig…
Created on: Tuesday 16th April 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Burntwood', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-603F06
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy finger ring, probably of Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1500 - AD 1700). The hoop is D shaped in cross section, being rounded to the external (outside edge). The shoulders expand slightly into the rectangular flat bezel. The bezel measures 14.25 mm in length, 4.04 mm wide. Both the bezel and the hoop appear to be undecorated. The finger ring has an external diameter of 21.30 mm, and an internal one of 17.45 mm. It is 3.76 mm wide. The hoop is 2.00 mm thick. It weighs 3.4 g. The finger ring is a mid to dark green to brown colour, with patches of a dar…
Created on: Monday 10th December 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2013
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Record ID: WMID-DE8CF8
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy decorated finger ring, of Post Medieval dating (AD1700 to AD 1800). The finger ring consists of a flat hoop, with moulded external decoration. The decoration is unclear but consists of a repeating design of floral decoration. The design appears to repeat several times. The internal surface is undecorated. The finger ring has an external diameter of 19.7 mm and an internal diameter of 16.6 mm. The hoop is 4.8 mm wide and 1.3 mm thick. It weighs 1.6 g. The finger ring is a mid dark brown, with an uneven surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst…
Created on: Tuesday 17th January 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th February 2017
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Record ID: WMID-2A18B1
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold and rock crystal finger ring, of Post Medieval dating (AD 1600 to AD1700). The finger ring has a distorted hoop of 'D-shaped' section, widening from the back to the bezel. Each shoulder is decorated by three longitudinal V shaped grooves, the outer ones bend inwards just above a short horizontal groove. A short longitudinal groove is present just below this line. The box bezel contains a square cut pale green transparent gem. All four sides of the setting have been decorated with tongue shape indents, possibly originally infilled with white enamel. Three indents are pr…
Created on: Monday 20th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lichfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-2FEAB7
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MODERN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast silver signet finger ring, of Modern dating (19th Centuries AD). The finger ring is sub circular in plan. The hoop is D shaped in section. The bezel consists of a flat oval shape, set at right angles to the rest of the ring. The bezel is plain. The shoulders of the ring are decorated. The decoration starts with a double horizontal groove across the width of the hoop. Above this, connecting the hoop to the bezel, it separates into three strands, with the outside ones, curling back on themselves, probably imitating the Ionic column style. A vertical discoloration is pr…
Created on: Wednesday 27th March 2013
Last updated: Thursday 8th August 2013
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Record ID: WMID-909766
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy signet finger ring, of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (c. AD 1450 to c. AD 1650). Approximately 50% of the finger ring is present, consisting of the bezel, shoulders and part of the hoop. The rest of the hoop is missing, presumed lost in antiquity. The bezel is sub rectangular in plan. The device consists of male head, wearing a hat and long beard, facing left (possibly an Arab or a Saracen) within an oval cartouche. The shoulders are straight and taper straight into the hoop. The hoop is oval in section. The reverse of the finger ring …
Created on: Thursday 25th April 2013
Last updated: Thursday 25th April 2013
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