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    • Object type: FINGER RING

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Record ID: NMGW-C76188
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Conwy
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver gilt finger ring. The reported object is a silver gilt finger ring, comprising a decorated bezel soldered to the plain narrow silver band of triangular cross-section. The engraved decoration takes the form of a quatrefoil; the hoop is plain. Traces of gilding survive. The bezel measures 5.8 high x 6.2mm wide. The band width is 2.3mm; thickness 1.0mm; internal diameter 19.7 x 17.4mm; overall weight 1.32g.
Created on: Thursday 10th August 2017
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-C6437A
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Decorative silver-gilt posy-ring. The hoop fragment is of flattened D cross-section. The outer surface is cast with a repeating pattern of cells and raised single dots or pellets. Raised dots also fill the field between the cells and the plain borders. The areas between the raised decoration are inlaid with white and green enamel, most of which is now missing. The inner face of the hoop is inscribed with the text: FEARE·GOD·ONLI, in Roman capitals. The hoop is slightly distorted. The internal diameter is 17.6 x 17.2mm; external diameter 19 x 19.6mm; band width 4.8 mm; band thi…
Created on: Thursday 10th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 31st August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-C55D9F
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Ceredigion
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver gilt decorative ring with two transverse flutes on the bezel, each engraved with a repeating pattern of alternating flowers filling triangular panels. The bezel is separated from the hoop by a deep transverse mouldings of each side. Below these mouldings, the hoop has a median ridge on each side, each facet with engraved sprig-like decoration. The inside of the oval hoop is plain. Internal hoop diameter 19.3mm x 21.3mm; bezel width 8.7mm; band thickness at base 1.4mm; weight 5.16g. The ring has not undergone any cleaning or conservation.
Created on: Thursday 10th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 24th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-19DF6E
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post Medieval silver fede or fidelity ring, very worn on outside but probably once gilt. The broad hoop has a plain outer surface, and a flattened D cross-section. The inner face of the hoop is inscribed with the text: I ˣ LIKE ˣ MY ˣ CHOYSE, in Roman capitals. Internal hoop diameter 19.7 mm; external hoop diameter 22.3mm; band width 6 mm; band T. 1mm; weight 4.25g. The ring has not undergone any cleaning or conservation.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Last updated: Monday 14th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-3D934E
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The reported object is a fragment of silver gilt 'fede' or devotional ring with a bezel in the form of a sacred heart, crowned by crossed fleur-de-lys, forming flanking heart-shapes. In other rings of this type, clasped hands may decorate the base of hoop. Maximum height 10mm; maximum width 13mm; weight 1.1g. In terms of design and style of the iconography, the ring is of fifteenth- or early sixteenth-century date. A very similar bezel design with heart sprouting two flowers occurs on a silver gilt finger ring from Firle, East Sussex, dated to the late fifteenth or early sixteenth …
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-3D4027
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver-gilt decorative ring with repeating pattern of alternating half-flowers filling triangular panels, separated by a deep zig-zag moulding. The inside of the hoop is plain. Internal hoop diameter 19.5mm; external hoop diameter 23.7mm; band width 6.5mm; band thickness 1.8-2.3mm; weight 6.3g. The ring has not undergone any cleaning or conservation The form of the ring is similar to that of some late fifteenth-century gold decorative rings. A similar flower motif occurs on a late medieval silver gilt decorative ring in the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A 6769-1860; Oman 1930, no. 269…
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-3D1996
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver finger ring in the form of a decorated band, tapering away from bezel. The decoration, which extends all along the external face, has been first engraved and then inlaid with niello (now only partially preserved, but represented by dark material in parts of the engraved design). Three quadrangular panels of ornament with single line borders, are each separated by fields of multiple engraved lines (wrigglework); similar narrow fields at each end are differ in having open outer borders (i.e. not closed by an engraved line). Maximum band width 9mm; minimum band width 4.4mm; max…
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-3C726B
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Decorative gold posy-ring (incomplete). The hoop fragment is of flattened D cross-section. The outer surface is cast with a repeating pattern of circular and diamond-shaped cells, the former having small raised quatrefoils, the latter raised single dots. Raised dots fill the field between the cells and the plain borders. The areas between the raised decoration are inlaid with white enamel, most of which is now missing, with intervening raised gold spots and cells. The inner face of the hoop is inscribed with the text: FANCI , in Roman capitals. Hoop distorted and diameter unobtainable;…
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 15th May 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-2663CB
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Ceredigion
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The circular bezel is engraved with a capital letter W surrounded by three sprigs, within a single row pellet border. The bezel has a diameter of 12.3 x 13mm; the internal diameter of the hoop is 23.4mm; external hoop diameter 27,8mm; thickness of hoop 1.5mm; weight 16.29g. In terms of form and style, the signet ring is a well known early post-medieval type. It is very similar to a brass signet ring with 'W' ensigned by a coronet, probably found in Monmouthshire and of late medieval/early modern date (Williams 1993, no. D37). On the basis of letter form and hoop style, with charact…
Created on: Wednesday 21st September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-2B30C7
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The reported object is a silver signet ring, now incomplete (part of hoop missing). It has a flat, circular bezel for the matrix, which has the form of a round-petalled quatrefoil within pellets in the inter-leaf spaces, within a single circular rope border. The shoulders are demarcated by simple transverse grooves, and the upper part of the hoop is decorated with triple vertical ridges and a random and unevenly punched pattern of open circles, presumably intended to represent pellets/pearls. A transverse groove and two hatched dashes below this indicate a change in the lower hoop dec…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd September 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-2B0CE9
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The reported object is a fragment of silver gilt 'fede' or devotional ring with a bezel in the form of an angel holding a sacred heart, the angel's right wing being represented by ridges for feathers. The hoop at this pint has the form of a flat band. Height 12.5mm; overall width 8.7mm; thickness 3.2mm; hoop width 5.2mm; hoop thickness 2mm; weight 1.35g. The ring, which has broken into two sections, has not undergone any cleaning or conservation. In terms of design and style of the iconography, the ring is probably of fifteenth- or early sixteenth-century date. A similar bezel from N…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd September 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-187C86
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete silver gilt decorative finger ring, bent outwards in the centre of the fragment. The hoop is of flattened D cross-section, within plain raised single band borders. The outer surface has a wide plain wavy band separating beaded panels, between the moulded edges of the hoop. The internal hoop diameter can be estimated at about 20mm; band width 7.9mm; band thickness 2.1mm; weight 3.42g. The ring, which has an unevenly tarnished/corroded surface, has not undergone any cleaning or conservation. The form of the ring indicate that it dates to the fifteenth or early sixteenth centu…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-172CA5
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Caerphilly
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver gilt posy-ring. The hoop is of flattened D cross-section. The outer surface is plain, and very worn (having lost its original gilding). The gilding is well preserved inside the hoop. The inner face of the hoop is inscribed with the text Keep faith ˖ tell death, in italic script. Internal hoop diameter 19 mm; band width 5.5mm; band thickness 1.3mm; weight 3.45g. The ring has not undergone any cleaning or conservation. The form of the ring and style of lettering and wording of the inscription indicates that it dates to the seventeenth or early eighteenth century. There are s…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Last updated: Thursday 31st August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-115DBC
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The reported object is a silver gilt iconographic ring (weight 7.18g). It has a ridged bezel, each facet engraved with three words, each on a separate facet of the rectangular bezel: ihs (between simplified sprigs) ave maria (in Black Letter script) Each shoulder is engraved with sprigs, within twisted volutes, the ridge tops beaded. Externally the lower hoop has the form of a plain rope moulding. The maximum external diameter is 23.8mm; internal hoop diameter 20.02mm; maximum bezel length 11.7mm; bezel width 9.3mm; thickness 1.7mm; minimum band width 3.7mm; weight 7.18g. Ther…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-02EBA6
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
central device in the form of a merchant's mark (comprising an encircled cross above interlaced cross stems, between small quatrefoils), within a single rope/indented border. One shoulder is engraved with a tau cross, and a slight depression below may be the remains of a motif. The hoop is slightly distorted, and the shoulder with the tau cross has severe surface scratching. There is a slightly golden colour within border indents which may be gilding, but this is difficult to verify without cleaning. Internal diameter 22.4mm ; maximum bezel width 12.3mm x 14.8; minimum hoop width 7…
Created on: Monday 21st September 2015
Last updated: Monday 28th November 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-23630A
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The object is a decorative silver gilt finger ring. The hoop, which is of flattened D cross-section, has a break and is distorted. The outer surface is decorated with narrow bands comprising an engraved ring dot with four short 'spokes' (?stylized flower or star), separated by bands of raised dotes (each having eight rows). The band width is 8mm, band thickness 2.4mm and weight 9.987g. The ring has not undergone any cleaning or conservation. The decorative style and form of the ring indicate that it probably dates to the period AD 1500-50. Similar examples with zig-zag banding have…
Created on: Friday 25th July 2014
Last updated: Monday 21st September 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-4F3F08
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Decorative finger ring. The slightly misshapen hoop is of flattened D cross-section with raised external edges, and has an internal diameter of 17.5 x 20mm. The outer surface is decorated with four plain narrow diagonal bands separated by lines of beading. The band width is 6mm; weight 3.78g. The ring, which has unevenly worn inner and outer surfaces, has not undergone any cleaning or conservation. The decorative style and form of the ring indicate that it dates to the period. 1500-50. Similar examples with zig-zag rather than parallel diagonal banding have been found at Buckingham…
Created on: Friday 9th August 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 27th November 2013
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Record ID: NMGW-4F20A0
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The finger-ring is a silver gilt decorative ring, complete. It has a rectangular bezel with a median ridge (creating two facets), which continues onto the shoulders of the hoop. The bezel is engraved with hatched dashes in a crude zig-zag pattern, either side of the ridge. The shoulder sections of the hoop have a slightly different arrangement, but essentially retain the same decorative motif. Internal diameter 19.9mm; band W. 3.7mm; band T. 0.8mm; bezel W. 5.7mm; weight 3.041g. In terms of size and design, the object is a fine example of a late medieval decorative ring of late fiftee…
Created on: Friday 9th August 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd October 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-F7CBA4
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The finger-ring is near-complete, missing only some of the inlay. The hoop has a comparatively small diameter and is of rectangular section, with straight sides, which gradually diverge from the base to the bezel. The base of the hoop is undecorated while the remainder is decorated with three panels. Each side of the hoop is decorated with a trapezoidal panel containing a cross with wide terminals (Patee Cross). The area around the cross is recessed with some surviving traces of inlaid niello. Above and below the trapezoidal panels are rows of punched marks, defining the ends of a con…
Created on: Friday 27th May 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 9th February 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-0B1F12
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Decorative finger ring. The hoop is of flattened D cross-section, and has an internal diameter of 19mm. The outer surface is decorated with plain narrow diagonal bands separated by lines of beading. The band width is 4.7mm; weight 4.6g. The ring, which has unevenly worn inner and outer surfaces, has not undergone any cleaning or conservation.
Created on: Friday 15th January 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th March 2014
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