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    • IdentifierID: 0014AC3448C01765
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    • County: Staffordshire
    • Object type: FINGER RING
    • Primary material: Silver

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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-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-8D3485
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete silver stirrup finger ring, of Medieval dating (AD 1200 to AD 1400). The finger ring has a D shaped hoop. The hoop rises to a flat topped pointed bezel. A gem is set into the bezel with a plain setting. The gem is oval. Under magnification, it is possible to see pitting and a conchoidal fracture in the surface of the gem, suggesting that it is probably glass as opposed to a gemstone. A pink paste is present around the edges of the gem and inside the setting. The hoop thins in width towards the back of the ring. The finger ring has a internal diameter of 17.0 mm, and a…
Created on: Tuesday 4th November 2014
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-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-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-D4CD51
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete gilded silver finger ring, of Medieval dating (AD 1200 to AD 1400). Around 50% of the finger ring is present, consisting of the bezel and part of the hoop. The rest of the hoop is missing, presumed lost in antiquity. The edges of the hoop look deliberately cut. The finger ring has been made from two elements: the bezel and the hoop. The hoop has been soldered onto the reverse of the bezel. The bezel is a quatrefoil shape, with a four petalled flower as a motif. Each petal has been decorated with a series of thin diagonal lines, which meet at the centre of each peta…
Created on: Wednesday 7th January 2015
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-C187B6
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete gilded silver iconographic finger ring of Medieval dating (AD 1100 to AD 1500). The bezel is formed of two ridges with three faceted panels, each engraved with quatrelobed designs. The shoulders and the remains of the hoop are formed of a central ridge with two faceted panels which are engraved with a zig-zag design. The hoop is broken, approximately half of the ring surviving. This type of ring is described as iconographic as many examples are engraved with religious imagery. It measures 23.5 mm in length, 7.7 mm wide and the hoop is 2.6 mm thick. The bezel measures 10…
Created on: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th July 2018
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