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    • Object type: FINGER RING
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    • Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL

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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-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-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-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-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-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-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-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-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-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-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: 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: 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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