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    • Primary material: Gold

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Record ID: WMID-C2969E
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold cylindrical artefact with filigree decoration. The artefact is hollow (now filled with soil) and comprises a rectangular gold sheet rolled into a circular shape. Two 'bars' of twisted gold wire run across one open edge of the artefact, forming three 'slots' between them. Each bar is made from four fine gold wires, twisted in an SZSZ format. The outer face has been decorated extensively with gold beaded wire, forming three horizontal bands of decoration. The upper band comprises nine rows of twisted gold wire, in an SSSZSSZSS format. The central band comprises a r…
Created on: Tuesday 21st February 2017
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Elford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-3CBCF0
Object type: RIBBON
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete strip of decorated gold, of probable Bronze Age dating (c. 2150 BC to c. 1150 BC). The strip of gold is sub rectangular in plan, and is folded longitudinally (length ways) in half. The strip has been decorated with a series of embossed ridges along its length. The strip has been severed at both ends, one edge straight and the other ragged. A small fragment has broken off the larger object. The larger fragment measures 23.06 mm in length, 8.06 mm wide and 7.74 mm thick. The strip is 0.81 mm thick. It weighs 1.2 g. The smaller fragment measures 5.81 mm in length, 4.0…
Created on: Monday 15th July 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Harrold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-FE3C28
Object type: RIBBON
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete strip of decorated gold, of probable Bronze Age dating (c. 2150 BC to c. 1150 BC). The strip of gold is sub rectangular in plan, and is folded horizontally (width ways) in half twice, forming a squashed 'S' shape. The strip has been decorated with a series of embossed ridges along its length. The strip has been severed at one end, with a ragged edge. The other edge can not be easily seen as it is hidden between the folds. It measures 25.3 mm in length, 16.1 mm wide and 9.1 mm thick. The strip is 0.8 mm thick. It weighs 5.2. g. Similar strips of gold with ribbed decorat…
Created on: Tuesday 13th December 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whitmore', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-1006A0
Object type: RELIQUARY CROSS
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete gold hollow cross pendant, perhaps used as a miniature reliquary, of late medieval date (15th century AD). The pendant is in the 'budded' cross or 'cross bottony' style, with each arm terminating in three semi-circular knops. The front of the pendant is decorated with five multi-petalled engraved flowers, one at the end of each arm and one in the centre. Multiple lines of tiny punched dots radiate out from each flower. The flowers separate the words of a black-letter inscription; across the arms is written 'crux florat' (meaning 'may the cross bloom' - appropriate for…
Created on: Wednesday 30th October 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 20th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Newport Pagnell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-115B76
Object type: RELIQUARY CROSS
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: An incomplete hollow gold cross pendant, perhaps used as a miniature reliquary, of medieval date (c. 15th century AD). The pendant is in the shape of a Maltese cross, with a concave curve at the end of each of the four flaring arms. The front of the pendant bears a black-letter inscription reading 'de cuer' (probably meaning 'from the heart', an amatory rather than a religious inscription). Each arm is filled with an engraved floral spray, consisting of a stem with foliage ending in a pair of engraved five-petalled flowers. The top and bottom arms have a longer stem an…
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-BC01F1
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold lozenge shaped back plate, from a composite pendant. The front of the back plate has been engraved with a pictorial design. The reverse is undecorated. The upper left hand edge has a rounded edge, whereas the others are square. This is because this is the outer edge, with a ridge, which would have been used to hold onto and slide the plate out from the rest of the pendant. The pictorial design on the back plate shows St George as an armoured soldier, holding a lance, standing over a dragon. St George is wearing an open face salet, and full harness. He is stood, with head …
Created on: Monday 13th October 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 10th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Middleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-C02AF3
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Coventry
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: An incomplete circular gold setting, originally with a domed cloisonné garnet setting. The circular backplate is framed by a thin (0.4mm) outer and thicker (1.1mm) inner beaded wire. The thicker wire is carefully made with narrow even beads, but the thin wire has more oblique beads and many Aquätorschnitte, no doubt reflecting the difficulty of manufacturing such extremely fine beaded wire. Part of the narrower wire has broken away and survives loose. The central cloisonné setting has an outer upright strip which in side view is slightly bent over to retain the garn…
Created on: Thursday 27th June 2013
Last updated: Monday 20th June 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Coventry', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-DFC839
Object type: JEWELLERY FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
~~A gold composite jewellery fitting. The back plate is formed by an oval sheet with a twisted rope like border. Three circular sectioned wire loops are present on either side. These have been soldered to a collar made from a strip of gold, set at right angles, running around the inside of the rope border. This collar would have secured the original gem in place. The gem is now missing. This item shares similarities with items of Roman and Early Medieval period, for example: IOW-05E330 (2014 T586), PAS-D3A974 (2009 T103) and SWYOR-4637C5 (2010 T573). However the curators at the Bri…
Created on: Thursday 22nd May 2014
Last updated: Friday 2nd September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kidderminster Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-7CD7F3
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: A small hoard consisting of one coin and one finger ring, of probable 17th Century AD dating (AD 1603 to AD 1625). Coin: A complete crown of James I (AD 1603 to AD 1625), dating to the period AD 1621 to AD 1623, issued as part of the third coinage between AD 1619 and AD 1625. QVAE DEVS CONIVNXIT NEMO SEPARET reverse type depicting a square garnished shield. Mint of London. Thistle mintmark. North type 2120. Diameter: 37.0 mm. Thickness: 1.5 mm. Weight: 14.4 g. Ring: A complete gold finger ring. D shaped section. No decoration or inscription on external or internal s…
Created on: Tuesday 28th January 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 24th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kettering area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-399670
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A total of 91 items were recorded of which 86 are early Medieval and, with three possible exceptions, probably relate to the hoard. The finds recorded consist of 38.85g of gold and 100.90g of silver, including the 79.13g cheek piece, 5004 . It must be recognised that these figures include both earth and garnets and will be reduced by cleaning and that the descriptions of the metal alloys are based only on visual examination, not analysis. The finds include a block of earth which appears to contain gold, 5091. The preliminary x radiographs suggest that this contains a single, folded, s…
Created on: Monday 26th November 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 17th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Staffordshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-FD08D9
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
From the Treasure Report, Dr Julia Farley, British Museum: The hoard consists of three complete neck torcs and one bracelet. Torc 4 was initially found incomplete but the second half was found at a latter date and has been included below. 1. Complete gold torc with thistle-shaped terminals A gold torc with solid circular-section neck ring, expanding towards the terminals. The terminals are made in one piece with the neck ring, and are thistle-shaped. Each consists of a small 'bead', narrowing to a thinner waist, then flaring out to a wider trumpet-shaped terminal. There are t…
Created on: Tuesday 13th December 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leekfrith', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-7E42E3
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete but misshapen gold finger ring, with domed oval red glass / paste inset intaglio. The intaglio was possibly engraved but due to damage caused by movement in the plough soil, any engraving is hard to determine. The finger ring has been decorated by a series of double circles, with annulets in the centre, joined together by a raised bar. The finger ring has an external diameter of 22.95mm, and an internal diameter of 17.53mm. The back of the hoop is 2.64mm wide and 0.83mm thick. The bezel is 13.93mm wide and 18.57mm long. The finger ring weighs 12.0 grams. A casting or …
Created on: Wednesday 27th April 2011
Last updated: Friday 27th May 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'York', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-2232A6
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold mourning finger ring. It has traces of black enamelling on the exterior, in a probable floral pattern. An inscription is present on the internal surface, reading "Death is the waye to life". Next to the inscription on the internal surface is a maker's stamp with the initials TS in square cartouche. Description: Post-Medieval gold mourning ring. D-shaped section with inscription on interior of band , which reads: Death is the waye to life. Maker's mark TS within rectangular cartouche. The fine floral scroll on the exterior, retaining much of the black enamel, is consist…
Created on: Thursday 17th March 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 21st July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Middlewich', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-B32B46
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete, but bent gold posy finger ring of Late Post Medieval dating (17th Century AD). The exterior of the ring with a repeating lozenge design, enclosing a fern like leaf. A inscription is present on the interior of the ring and reads: A small rememberanc. The hoop is D shaped in section. No maker's mark is present. The lettering of the inscription is closer to that on 18th century rings. Examples in the British Museum collection with similar engraved decoration are dated 17th - 18th century. The hoop of the ring is 3.70mm wide and 1.12mm thick. The ring measures 20.5…
Created on: Thursday 20th September 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Warwick', grid reference and parish protected.


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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-AF96D7
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold finger ring, of probable Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (15th to 17th Centuries AD). The finger ring has a D shaped section and sub circular in plan. The exterior is plain. The interior bears the following inscription: A FRENDS GIFT. Small crosses have been used as punctuation marks. Due to being mishappen, the original diameter is hard to determine, but probably was around 19 mm. Internal diameter is around 17 mm. The hoop is 2.99 mm wide and 1.01 mm thick. It weighs 1.7 g. The finger ring is a dark yellow colour, with an even shiny surface patina.
Created on: Wednesday 26th June 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 30th April 2014
Spatial data recorded.


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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
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: WMID-E117CE
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold finger ring, of probable Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (15th to 17th Centuries AD). The finger ring has a D shaped section and sub circular in plan. The exterior is plain. The interior bears the following inscription: Let vertue Still divert thy will. A maker's mark is present at the end of the inscription, and it is consists of two capital letter RRs in a square cartouche. One of the Rs in the maker's mark is set upside down and back to back with the other R. Due to being mishappen, the original diameter is hard to determine, but probably was aroun…
Created on: Friday 15th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 4th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Highley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-BE0364
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold finger ring, of Post Medieval dating (AD 1700 - AD 1800). The finger ring is misshaped and no longer circular. It has a D shaped cross section. The exterior is plain. The edges have been bevelled. The interior bears the following inscription: A true frends gift. No maker's mark is present. Due to being misshapen, the original diameter is hard to determine, but probably was around 16 mm. Several versions of this inscription are recorded in Evans (1931), page 16, including one very similar but with an E on 'Gyft'. Posy-rings with similar inscriptions can also…
Created on: Monday 13th October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 4th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Middleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-79B024
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold and gem finger ring, of Medieval dating (AD 1200 to AD 1500). The finger ring comprises an integral cylindrical bezel and a rectangular sectioned hoop. The shoulders are rectangular in shape, decorated with five parallel engraved grooves on one side and six grooves on the other. The shoulders 3.4 mm wide and 1.8 mm long. At the shoulders, the hoop is 3.0 mm wide and 1.1 mm thick. The hoop gradually reduces in width until it is 1.8 mm wide and 1.1 mm thick at the back of the finger ring. The bezel consists of a cylindrical setting containing a green conical gem.The b…
Created on: Monday 3rd November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 4th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Appleby Magna', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-7CE2C5
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold finger ring, of probable Early Post Medieval dating (1700 AD to 1800 AD). The finger ring is misshaped and no longer circular. It has a D shaped cross section. The exterior is plain. The edges have been bevelled. The interior bears the following inscription: A kiss for peping. A maker's mark is present, and consists of the initials GN in a square cartouche. Due to being mishappen, the original diameter is hard to determine, but probably was around 18 mm. The hoop is 3.3 mm wide and 1.0 mm thick. It weighs 1.6 g. The finger ring is a dark yellow colour, with an…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 4th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Market Drayton', grid reference and parish protected.


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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-A11376
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete, but squashed, cast gold finger ring, of Post Medieval dating (16th to 17th centuries AD). The hoop is rectangular in cross section. The exterior has been decorated with a geometric pattern of lozenges and circles. Inside each lozenge or circle is a small petalled flower. Inscribed inside, in capitals: FORGIT x ME x NEVER + Discussion: See 1856,0701.2706 in British Museum collections for comparison, dated 16th - 17th Century. Dimensions: Weight: 2.1g Diameter(at thickest): 24.90mm Width: 4.61mm Thickness: 0.90mm This find has been disclaimed following reporting…
Created on: Monday 19th November 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 16th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Horncastle', 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-37BCC7
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold finger ring, of uncertain dating, but probably Post Medieval to Modern in dating (AD 1750 to AD 1900). The finger ring has a flat rectangular sectioned hoop. The bezel is unusual, consisting of a concave recess, with an circular sectioned bar mounted above it. Domed terminals are present on either end of the bar. It is uncertain whether anything was mounted on or beneath the bar. The finger ring has an external diameter of 20.89 mm, an internal diameter of 17.69 mm. The hoop has a maximum width of 3.18 mm and a maximum thickness of 2.03 mm. It weighs 3.8 grams. S…
Created on: Wednesday 14th November 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 4th June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lichfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-38F105
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: City of Stoke-on-Trent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold posy finger ring of probable Late Post Medieval dating (17th century AD). The exterior of the ring with a repeating foliate style design. A inscription is present on the interior of the ring and reads: In mind though not in sight. The hoop is D shaped in section. No maker's mark is present. The finger ring has an external diameter of 17.75 mm and an internal diameter of 15.55 mm. The hoop of the ring is 3.76 mm wide and 1.24 mm thick. It weighs 2.7 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 14th November 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 4th June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stoke on Trent', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-8F92E5
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete hand made twisted gold wire, probable finger ring, of uncertain dating. The probable finger ring has been made from two lengths of gold wire twisted together. The ends have been solded together. Due to post depositional pressure, the finger ring is no longer circular, but more ovoid (egg) shaped. The finger ring measures 27.72 mm in length, 9.08 mm wide and 1.27 mm thick. It weighs 0.5 g. The finger ring is a mid yellow colour, with a shiny surface. It is probable that this artefact is a finger ring, although it is very thin for a finger ring, it may have been part …
Created on: Monday 11th February 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 13th February 2013
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: WMID-2DB714
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: A complete enamelled gold finger ring, of Post medieval (17th Century) dating. The finger ring was originally circular is shape, however due to soil pressure, is now more of a flattened oval shape. The hoop is sub rectangular with moulded decoration on the exterior, and a flat surface on the interior. The interior surface bears an engraved inscription, in upper-case letters, reading: * NO FRIND TO FAITH. Small six pointed stars are used as stops between the words. No maker's marks are present. The decoration on the exterior has been made up of four pattern repeats. The…
Created on: Friday 13th March 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Woodford Halse', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-5327BA
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: A complete but misshapen gold and enamel finger ring, of Post Medieval dating (16th to 17th Centuries AD). The finger ring was originally circular in shape, but is now sub square, due to post depositional soil pressure deforming the band. It has a D shaped cross section. It has been decorated with a geometric grid pattern on the exterior containing significant remains of white enamel. Each square in the grid is approximately 1.0 mm wide. An inscription runs around the interior of the ring, reading: A FRENDS GYFT. No maker's mark is present. Dimensions: Length: 19…
Created on: Wednesday 8th April 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swadlincote', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-7998C4
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold finger ring, of Post Medieval dating (16th to 17th Centuries AD). The finger ring was originally circular in shape, but is now sub circular, due to post depositional soil pressure. It has a D shaped cross section. It has been decorated with a geometric repeating lozenge pattern on the exterior, with a circular pellet in the centre of each lozenge. The recesses of the lozenges may have originally contained enamel, however none remains. Each lozenge in the design is approx 4.7 mm long by 3.0 mm. An inscription runs around the interior of the ring, reading: "* MY + HAR…
Created on: Friday 10th April 2015
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bridgnorth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-82BDCD
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold finger ring, of Late Roman dating (Later 2nd to 3rd Centuries AD). The bezel is sub oval, with no trace of an intaglio setting. The shoulders of the ring are triangular or shield shaped, with a horizontal groove underneath, separating the shoulder from the hoop. The hoop has a rectangular cross section. The internal surface is plain. It measures 14.2 mm in length, 20.4 mm wide and 7.6 mm thick. The hoop is 1.9 mm thick. The bezel measures 13.1 mm in length and 7.6 mm wide. The internal diameter measures 15.1 mm. It weighs 2.7 g. The finger ring is a mid yellow…
Created on: Tuesday 15th September 2015
Last updated: Thursday 5th May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Grendon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-4817DA
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete, misshapen gold finger ring, of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1400 to AD 1600). The finger ring would have originally been circular, but is now a flattened oval. The hoop has a D shaped cross section, with the internal surface flat. Two inscriptions are present, one exterior and one interior, both written in capital letters. The exterior inscription is embossed, with arecessed horizontal border above and below. The exterior inscription reads"+ THO:FORTVNE:FAILL:"Double pellet stops are present between the words and the inscription starts with an cross f…
Created on: Wednesday 18th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 9th February 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alkmonton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-0F2605
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Central Bedfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold and gem finger ring, of Post Medieval dating (AD 1600 to AD 1700). The finger ring has a distorted hoop of 'D-shaped' section, widening from the back to the bezel. Each shoulder is decorated by a central longitudinal ridge, which terminates by splitting and diverging to either side. A short longituditional groove is present between the forked ridge. The box bezel contains a French or cushion cut clear transparent gem. The sides of the box bezel flare slightly towards the open top. All four sides of the setting have a line of sub-oval perforations. The finger ring…
Created on: Wednesday 29th April 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 26th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shefford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-C507C4
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MODERN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold signet finger ring of modern dating (AD 1800 onwards) The finger ring has an oval bezel, with triangular shoulders. The hoop has a rectangular cross section. No maker's marks are present. The oval bezel has decorated with a stylised sun and moon design. The sun is positioned on the upper right part of the bezel and is formed from six elongated diamond v shaped cuts. The moon is positioned on the lower left part of the bezel and is of the crescent shape. It has been made from seven smaller diamond shaped cuts, all of slightly different sizes and set at an angle. The …
Created on: Tuesday 21st February 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 21st February 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: WMID-6ABC41
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Birmingham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold mourning finger ring, of probable Post Medieval dating (AD 1600 to AD 1800). The hoop is slightly misshapen and is no longer circular in shape. The hoop is D shaped in cross section. The exterior of the hoop has been engraved with a pictoral device. This device consists of two engraved saltires with rounded ends. Between the saltires is a sub rectangular recessed section. Both the saltires and the sub rectangular area have been keyed for enamel, traces of white enamel still remain in the ends of the saltires. It is possible that this sub rectangular area may represent …
Created on: Thursday 10th April 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 17th May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Birmingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-0DD367
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete gold and gem finger ring of Medieval dating (13th Century AD). Around 50 percent of the finger ring is present, with one shoulder and part of the hoop missing. The bezel consists of a raised hexagonal collet, with a partial green gem inside. Four circular satellite collets are located to either side and top and bottom. The gems are missing from two of the collets. The remaining collets, one has a light green gem and the other a light pink gem. The shoulders are a wide triangular shape, with no decoration. The back is plain and formed of a separate back plate, fused to th…
Created on: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Last updated: Friday 27th July 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LVPL-734D14
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete, but bent gold posy finger ring of Late Post Medieval dating to the17th Century No trace of enamel is surviving on the exterior, which has been decorated on the exterior with double hearts flanked by love birds with foliage and flowers, including a pansy for 'thoughts'. The object would have been enamelled, tiny traces remain. Inscription on the inner surface: Loue euer or neuer There is a possible maker's mark in the form of a square shield containing what may be the letter m. See British Museum rings AF.1536, 1280 & 1246 for comparison of the maker's mark: AF.1536 i…
Created on: Monday 19th September 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gainsborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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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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