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Record ID: WMID-1FEE06
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy signet finger ring, of Post Medieval dating (17th to 18th Centuries AD). Approximately 50% of the finger ring is present, consisting of the bezel and part of the hoop. The bezel, bearing the signet device, is oval in shape. The signet device is unclear, probably decorative as opposed to an actual heraldic symbol. The bezel tapers into the hoop on both sides, with geometric designs present on the shoulders. The hoop is incomplete. It measures 18.22mm long, 20.19mm wide and 2.65mm thick. It weighs 4.1 grams. The finger ring is a mid to dark brown colour, w…
Created on: Thursday 13th September 2012
Last updated: Monday 12th August 2019
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Record ID: WMID-C16231
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Solihull
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold inscribed finger ring, of probable 16th to 17th Century AD dating. The finger ring was originally found flattened but has been restored by the finder to a circular shape. The exterior of the finger ring has a ridge top and bottom with an inscription between the two ridges. The inscription reads: +DAME IOHNE MYLBORNE, presumily originally belonging to the wife of John Mylborne. The finger ring has a width of 7.0 mm and the hoop is 1.5 mm thick. The restored diameter is 22.8 mm (externally), 19.8 mm (internally). It weighs 6.7 g. The style of the finger ring is consist…
Created on: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 11th June 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Elmdon', 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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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
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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: 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-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-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-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-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-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-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-4398C1
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy finger ring, of Roman dating (43 AD to 410 AD). The finger ring has sub circular bezel, which is raised above the shoulders of the ring. The bezel has been engraved with seated figure holding a staff with snake entwined around it in right hand and left hand resting on lap. The shoulders are triangular in shape, with a v shaped groove running down the centre. The finger ring has an external diameter of 27.3 mm, an internal diameter of 20.4 mm. The bezel is 19.9 mm tall and 18.8 mm wide. The hoop is 6.6 mm wide and 2.4 mm thick.It weighs 13.8 g. The finger ring…
Created on: Monday 27th February 2017
Last updated: Monday 24th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Grendon', 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-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-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-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-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-DC00D2
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete copper alloy finger ring, of probable Roman dating (4th Century AD). The finger ring is polygonal in shape, with eight external facets (octagonal). The hoop has an circular cross section. The facets are flat. Each one is 10.8 m in length. No decoration is present on any facet. The finger ring has a 21.4 mm external diameter, 18.0 mm internally. The hoop is 2.2 mm thick and 1.6 mm wide. It weighs 0.9 g. The finger ring is a mid to dark green colour with an even surface patina. Similar polygonal finger rings have been recorded on the PAS database, including WILT-B…
Created on: Monday 24th April 2017
Last updated: Monday 8th May 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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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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