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    • Object type: FINGER RING
    • Primary material: Silver

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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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Record ID: WMID-943344
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: Straightened silver finger-ring, very damaged. Between engraved parallel lines on the edge of the hoop is the inscription in Roman capitals LIV+IN+ [blank with what looks like an I with a cross bar on the middle left] OPE. Other side [formerly the inside of the hoop] left plain. Dimensions: Width: 0.4 cm Length: 5.6 cm Discussion : It would seem that the inscription read LIVE IN HOPE before it was damaged. This is a common inscription on posy rings. Similar examples can be found on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database, : DEV-F43347 for a gold ring from Dev…
Created on: Monday 28th September 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Horncastle', grid reference and parish protected.


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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-8E567B
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete gilded silver stirrup finger ring, of Medieval dating (AD 1200 to AD 1400). The finger ring has a flat hoop. The finger ring was originally adjustable, with the hoop split in two. One side of the hoop is complete with an rounded end, the other exhibits an old square break. The shoulders have been decorated with a two strand twisted rope or guilloche design, with a Z twist to it. with The hoop rises to a pointed bezel. The finger ring is set with a false stone, which was cast in one with the hoop. The false stone has a diameter of 3.5 mm and rises 2.6 mm above the beze…
Created on: Tuesday 4th November 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 6th September 2017
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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-794E69
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete gilded silver finger ring, of Medieval dating (AD 1400 to AD 1500). The finger ring fragment consists only of the bezel. The hoop is missing, presumed lost in antiquity. The bezel consists of a crescent shape. An old break is present on either side of the crescent (edges not photographed).The front of the crescent has been decorated with a grooved border, creating an inner raised crescent. The reverse is undecorated. Traces of gilding survive on the reverse. No inscription is present. It measures 7.6 mm in length, 10.9 mm wide and 1.2 mm thick. It weighs 0.5 g. …
Created on: Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 4th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bidford-on-Avon', grid reference and parish protected.


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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-A79024
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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 in one point, with the bezel being part of the hoop and not separately soldered on. The bezel is lozenge shaped, with a four petalled flower as a motif. Small diagonal grooves or hatching are present along the edges of the flower. The hoop is rectangular or flat in cross section…
Created on: Tuesday 30th September 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 26th January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kinnerley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-030783
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete silver finger ring, of Late Roman dating (Later 2nd to 3rd Centuries AD). Around 50% of the finger ring is present, consisting of the bezel and part of the hoop. The intaglio is missing, presumed lost in antiquity. The bezel is rectangular, with an oval intaglio setting positioned centrally. Traces of a white paste or possible solder are still present within the setting. The shoulders of the ring are triangular in shape, with three ring and dot decorative motifs present. The hoop has a rectangular cross section. The internal surface is plain. It measures 14.1 mm
Created on: Wednesday 10th September 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 4th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Malvern Hills', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-DB5098
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: City of Stoke-on-Trent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete silver finger ring, wrapped around a lead or lead alloy musket ball, of probable Late Post Medieval dating (AD 1600 - AD 1800). This artefact can be described in two parts: The finger ring and the musket ball. The finger ring is incomplete, with the hoop being cut and an unknown amount of the hoop being removed. The finger ring has been cut, so that it almost completely encircles the musket ball. The hoop of the finger ring has a thin rectangular cross section. No bezel is present on the finger ring, just a decorated hoop. The front of the hoop is heavily worn but …
Created on: Wednesday 27th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 30th September 2014
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Record ID: WMID-6A1077
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wrexham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete silver finger ring, of Medieval dating (14th to 15th Centuries). The hoop is circular with a rectangular section and has three raised bezels in the shape of four-petalled flowers. The central bezel is square (6.8 mm by 6.5 mm) , whereas the other two are lozenge shaped, with rounded corners (7.9 mm by 7.9 mm). Circular recesses are present within each petal and also in the centre of the flowers to represent the stamen. Diagonal grooves separate each of the petals on the bezel. The areas between the bezels on the hoop are decorated with incised chevrons. The remainder of …
Created on: Thursday 10th April 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 14th February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wrexham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-08EB65
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete silver fede finger ring, of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (c. AD 1400 to c. AD 1600). Around 25% of the finger ring is present, consisting only of the bezel. The hoop is missing, presumed lost in antiquity. The bezel consists of two clasped hands with a crown above. The crown has two circular perforations which separate the separate elements. The breaks are just beyond the wrists on both sides however these are quite uneven so it seems unlikely that they were intentionally cut. It measures 11.2 mm in length, 11.2 mm wide and 1.4 mm thick. It weighs 0.…
Created on: Friday 28th February 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 24th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kidderminster', 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-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-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
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: WMID-E29CD4
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast silver finger ring with intaglio, of Roman datin (2nd to 3rd Centuries AD). The finger ring, sub-oval in plan, is a small example of Henig Type II. It has an oval hoop of D-shaped cross-section and smooth rounded shoulders, with an intaglio recessed in the centre of the flat bezel. The intaglio, a tiny oval carnelian, is set with its upper flat face a little proud of the bezel. One end of the gem is damaged, making it harder to identify the subject of the engraved image, which appears to show a two-tiered device flanked by ?cornucopiae or similar. The ring has an…
Created on: Thursday 22nd November 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Cambridgeshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-7E0334
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete but misshapen silver finger ring, with rectangular bezel engraved with initials 'H J S'. The hoop is plain, and the shoulders expand to the width of the bezel. Two rectangular boxes have been engraved on each shoulder. The finger ring has an external diameter of 20.14mm, internal of 18.47mm. The hoop is 2.81mm wide, and 0.81mm thick. The bezel is 6.27mm wide and 8.6mm long. It weighs 1.3 grams. Comment from Judy Rudoe (Curator, British Museum): The lettering style is Post Medieval, 18th Century in style. The form of the ring is fairly undiagnostic on dating, as it is lo…
Created on: Wednesday 27th April 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 14th June 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Easingwold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-1733B1
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete silver finger ring, of Roman dating (43 AD to 410 AD). The ring is incomplete, missing an inset intaglio (oval setting), but is otherwise in good condition. The ring is D shaped in section. The ring is no longer circular in plan, being squashed out of shape, and is now oval in shape. It measures 21.29mm tall, 26.98mm wide, 13.18 thick at the bezel, 3.88mm thick at the base of the hoop and the hoop is 3.42mm thick. It weighs 10.7 grams. The ring has been reported as Treasure, being older than 300 years with a precious metal (silver) content of greater than 10%.
Created on: Sunday 10th April 2011
Last updated: Thursday 21st March 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Messingham area', grid reference and parish protected.


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