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    • Material: Gold
    • Broad period: MODERN

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Record ID: DEV-46B0E0
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MODERN
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A modern gold decade ring, probably dating to c. AD 1800-1950. The finger ring comprises of two parts, it's primary component being a red gold hoop, 4.0mm wide, 1.2mm thick and 23.9mm in diameter. This has a flat inner surface and is unmarked, however the edges of its outer face are angled upwards at 90 degrees, forming a uniform, circumferential channel. Within this rests a second band of gold, unfixed and freely rotatable within the channel. To the eye this appears to be a different alloy of gold, lacking the pink/red tint. A flat oval red gold bezel is applied to this inner ring, in…
Created on: Friday 4th August 2017
Last updated: Friday 4th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Buckfastleigh CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-E119FD
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MODERN
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small modern gold finger ring dating to 1875, hallmarked by the Exeter assay office. The ring is a plain gold band, rectangular in cross section and lacking any decoration on the outer face of the hoop. The interior of the hoop is stamped with a series of Hallmarks, all within seperate incuse rectangualr fields: J.W & Co, a poorly stamped bust or duty mark, 22, a crown, three towers, T. The ring has received significant dents at two points around its circumference, preventing its diameter from being measured. Dimensions: Width of band 1.3mm; thickness of band 0.7mm; overall leng…
Created on: Thursday 6th July 2017
Last updated: Monday 10th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hatherleigh CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-81CDD3
Object type: COMPASS
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold, copper alloy, glass and iron compass, as identified by the finder. A circular copper alloy case with bevelled glass lid retains a white dial plate bearing two discernible cardinal points and a rusted needle; water has infiltrated and is retained by the case. The case is set within a plain annular concavo-convex frame with opposed collared seats for attachment to a fob. Stamps on the outer side include an anchor for the Birmingham assay office. The full stamped legend reads: J.T.J [9] .375 [anchor] G, the lower case letter G is probably a mark for 1906. Suggested date: Modern, 190…
Created on: Thursday 2nd March 2017
Last updated: Monday 6th March 2017
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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 sho…
Created on: Tuesday 21st February 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 21st February 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-BE4891
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MODERN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold sovereign of George IV(1820-1830) Date 1821. First Edition. Obverse: Laureate head left, Reverse: St George and Dragon Weight: 7.8 gms Diameter: 22mm
Created on: Sunday 15th January 2017
Last updated: Friday 20th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Newnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-3C2B3B
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MODERN
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold finger-ring with turquoise enamel bezel. The exterior of the band is decorated with seven smaller oval turquoise enamel settings, spaced at regular intervals. Between each of these settings the band narrows and expands to form a collared effect. On the reverse of the setting are series of lines radiating from the centre to create a scalloped appearance. Discussion: After discussions with colleagues at the British Museum, it is our view that the decoration on this ring indicates that is likely to date from the mid to late-Georgian period. It is broadly similar to rings in the co…
Created on: Tuesday 4th October 2016
Last updated: Friday 21st April 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-5D1E29
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MODERN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold finger ring of modern date, c.AD 1800 - 1900. The hoop of the ring is circular with a D-shaped section. The hoop widens to the shoulders which are moulded in an acanthus style design. The bezel is in the form of a raised hollow helmeted head. The finger ring is 18.5mm in diameter, 4.5mm wide, 1.5mm thick and weighs 1.9g. The bezel is 5.2mm tall.
Created on: Monday 25th July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd January 2017
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Record ID: HAMP-F88394
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MODERN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early-modern gold finger-ring, D-shaped in cross-section and measuring 23.3mm in diameter (internal 19.3mm). It measures 4.2x1.7mm in cross-section and weighs 6.28g. The hoop is udnecorated to the outside surface but bears the inscription Let our accord, bee blest o lord to the inside surface, followed by the maker's mark GS within a rectangular area. The maker 'GS' can be seen on other similar rings on the British Museum online collections database (http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/search.aspx?searchText=posy+ring+gs), and interestingly these all have r…
Created on: Wednesday 20th July 2016
Last updated: Monday 25th July 2016
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Record ID: NMS-7A2A3F
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MODERN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold finger-ring formed from two strands of intertwined and hammered wire. One butt joint is visible. The object has been squashed so that small parts of the inner face are touching.
Created on: Wednesday 20th April 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: GLO-3E9321
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MODERN
County: City of Bristol
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-Medieval roman style gold finger ring with red stone intaglio. The bezel is a complex composite construction that is formed form a thick circular disc that has a hollow circular centre, a crack on the inside of the hollow appears to show that the bezel is made from a thick walled hollow box. The reverse of the bezel is concave in order to fit over the finger. On top of the bezel is a circular red carnelian intaglio that is carved with a left facing female bust wearing a diadem. The intaglio is held in place by a series of rings that are arranged one on top of the other and consis…
Created on: Tuesday 6th October 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 11th October 2016
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Record ID: SUR-5C673B
Object type: DENTAL IMPLEMENT
Broad period: MODERN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A modern gold dental plate with five intact gold rods for the attachment of porcelain teeth. The plate is now crumpled and in two roughly equal-sized pieces. A number of these plates have been found by metal detectorists. See eg IOW-A114B2 and LANCUM-3DE363 for information in more detail.
Created on: Tuesday 1st September 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd September 2015
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Record ID: NARC-A1014C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MODERN
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold pennanular brooch. The panannular frame is 26mm in diameter and 3mm wide. It is decorated with floriate design which appears to have been etched into a wider sheet and then shaped into its current form. The terminals are domed and adorned with filigree (alternate triangles and circles) and topped with a square cut green glass stone which sits atop the dome. the base and green glass have filigree borders. The frame terminals are 7.5mm in diameter and sit 5mm high. The pin is 44mm long and is attached to teh frmae by a rectangular notch allowing the frame to move freely around…
Created on: Wednesday 6th May 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 20th May 2015
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Record ID: BERK-838A99
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MODERN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A modern gold fanam from India, probably dating from the mid to late twentieth century AD. The coin has a design on one side only (unifaced) the reverse side being blank. Robert Bracey, Kushan Coin Project Curator at the Department of Coins & Medals, British Museum comments 'This is a Kali fanam, the designs are based on the Vira Rajam fanam but now more resemble a goddess than the lion that was originally represented. The types are probably 3.03 or 3.18 (the blank back looks flat rather than scyphate or with a boss) in Hans Herrli's Gold Fanams. Herrli thinks that all of the fanams w…
Created on: Thursday 5th March 2015
Last updated: Thursday 5th March 2015
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Record ID: HESH-4BDAD2
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MODERN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold finger ring with a single purple stone of modern date (1750-1900). The hoop of the finger ring is sub-circular in plan and has a faceted D shaped cross section. The ring consists of a central oval purple stone which is held by six gold claws/clasps. The stone itself is polished and oval almost heart shaped and is probably glass rather than amethyst. The stone has a width of 6.8mm and a length of 7.3mm. The reverse face of the central setting is decorated with a series of radiating ribs emanating from a central circular hole; this design resembles a clam shell. The central settin…
Created on: Thursday 13th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whitchurch', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-52A6F4
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: MODERN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete fragment from a gold bracelet dating from the late Victorian period (c. 1865-1890). The bracelet is misshapen and flattened in the soil; it is rectangular in shape and section. The front face has an intricate applied surface of wires formed into a series of geometric bands and rectangular borders. The central element is a series of wires forming six-petalled flowers set within square shaped plaques. These are bordered by repeating U shaped scrolls with circular annulets of wire in each corner. At one end is a dome headed rolled gold locking pin. The opposite edge is frag…
Created on: Monday 20th October 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 12th November 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-84CEC1
Object type: LOCKET
Broad period: MODERN
County: Bracknell Forest
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A 19th century oval gold locket. The locket is hinged into two valves and has retained its contents. On the front of the locket is an engraved horse's head above a coronet, signifying a family. Within one valve is a sheet of paper with a linen backing and part of a glass protective layer. The paper is presumably the remains of a photograph but nothing is now visible. The remainder of the contents are n olnger clear but include some apparent hair, the wing of an insect and other material not readily identifiable.
Created on: Tuesday 16th September 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 16th September 2014
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Record ID: LVPL-ED4792
Object type: DENTAL IMPLEMENT
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
This gold object is the left half of a partial denture. Brian Williams from the British Dental Association Museum advises that 'it would appear to have fractured in the mid-line so originally there may have been more gold, of a similar size/shape, on the right side making the complete structure horse-shoe shaped. Judging by the surface shapes (circles) we think the structure is cast gold and dental casting didn't become available until the early 1900's. To mask the gold, much of the surface would have been covered in Vucanite (a hardened rubber material) made by the Goodyear Rubber Co…
Created on: Tuesday 9th September 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 4th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ulleskelf', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-6C9267
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MODERN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold finger ring of 18th century date. The finger ring is comprised of a circular band with a D-shaped section. The hoop has been slightly distorted as a result of deposition and a slight nick is present to one side. The interior surface of the finger ring is inscribed in italic lettering with the motto "Joynd in one by God alone". A small indeterminable shield shaped hallmark is present following the text. The finger ring is 21.4mm in diameter, 3.1mm wide, 0.9mm thick and weighs 2.2g. Judy Rudoe, Curator of Nineteenth and twentieth century collections at the British …
Created on: Thursday 10th April 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd April 2014
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Record ID: BH-443476
Object type: BRACTEATE
Broad period: MODERN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A modern gold pendant. The object consists of two gold discs with pressed images, replicating probably (the details have not pressed through clearly) coin obverses (i.e. the bust side only repeated to make two halves) of the emperor Maximian (AD 286-310), with a gold disc between and a beaded rim. Such mouldings in thin gold or silver foil taken from a coin 'host' are often termed clich├ęs and were a technique known in antiquity to produce forgeries as well as a similar technique for 'bracteate' jewellery popular in Barbaricum (beyond the Roman frontier). Although both coins and br…
Created on: Thursday 27th March 2014
Last updated: Friday 2nd September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South-East of Oxford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-BEBE57
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MODERN
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One of a pair of gold coins of uncertain date. The coins are gold and appear to have been cast. They are mostly identical, possibly having come from a mould. One side of the coins depicts a semi circular band with nine curvilinear lines radiating from it. The other side depicts an unclear zooamorphic figure. It has not been possible find a parallel for the coins and there has been a suggestion that they could be forgeries, though whether contemporary ones it is not possible to say. Another suggestion has been that they are of modern Indian origin. The other coin is recorded as: KEN…
Created on: Tuesday 7th January 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 7th January 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cooling', grid reference and parish protected.


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