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    • Material: Gold
    • Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL

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Record ID: NARC-C177ED
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold Finger Ring of Post-Medieval date (AD 1600-1700). The object is a 'posy ring' with incised inscription on interior face. The finger-ring is D shaped in section band, being circular in plan, with only minor distortion due to deposition. The exterior surface of the ring is undecorated with only minor abrasions caused by post-depositional processes. The internal surface of the band has an incised inscription in a Lombardic script. The script reads: 'LIVE=TO=DY=WEL'. In front of the inscription is a single irregular shaped stamped cartouche, which contains a maker's mark/ha…
Created on: Friday 4th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 16th May 2018
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Record ID: BERK-AA3F13
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold Half Laurel of James I c. 1603 - 1625 AD. Third coinage, laureate & armoured bust left, with 'X' behind head. The reverse has the crowned arms quartered by long cross fourchee. The coin is in fair condition with some modest fritting to the rim and probable light clipping. The mintmark is probably a trefoil.
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: LIN-B6F8A3
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description Treasure reference number 2018 T193: a post-medieval gold finger ring dated to the 17th century. The hoop is circular in plan and D-shaped in section. The exterior is decorated with thirteen domed pellets set in a row around the centre of the hoop. A rope motif coils around all pellets. A perimeter of pellets extends from both sides, essentially forming a square of pellets around each of the large central pellets. The interior bears the inscription 'x Love Suer and So Indure' (Love sure and so endure). The inscription is in lower case italics apart from the initial letter …
Created on: Wednesday 28th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 30th April 2018
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Record ID: NARC-8F4F3D
Object type: MEDALLION
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold Touch Piece of Ann (AD 1702-1714). Obverse depicts the Archangel St. Michael slaying a dragon, SOL DE GLORIA. The reverse depicts a ship under sail, ANNA.DG.M.BR/T.ETH.REG . The object has a single circular perforation at 12 O'clock Touch Pieces were touched by the monarch and used by an individual (in this instance as a pendant or medallion) to pass the heeling of an individual via the touch of a monarch without the monarch coming into physical contact with the afflicted individual. Diameter: 21.18mm, Thickness: 0.71mm, Weight: 3.0g.
Created on: Monday 26th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 26th March 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-913F61
Object type: CUFF LINK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold cufflink, one, of a pair of cufflinks, of eighteenth or nineteenth century date, AD 1750 - 1900. The frames of both discs or elements and the linking strip survive. Each disc was oval and made of a separate material which no longer survives. Each has an oval gold mount or frame which is a reeded strip formed into a loop, with six projecting lugs which would have clipped to the missing part. Each frame has an integral, flat central strip connecting the short sides across the back of the disc. On the reverse of each strip is a hemispherical loop. One frame appears to be the origi…
Created on: Wednesday 14th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: NLM-D7157A
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold finger ring. Posy ring. A cast D-section band, plain externally, but with an internal inscription rendered in angular capitals. The inscription reads: xASxYOVxWILx // with saltires separating words and with two superfluous slashes; the last word has doubled lines forming the I and L and serifs are prominent throughout. The phonetically correct English may point to a 17th-century date. Slightly battered. If the proposed dating were to be sustained, the item would constitute Treasure. It is therefore to be submitted to the Treasure process, ref. 2018 T123. Internal diameter: 15.…
Created on: Monday 5th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Worlaby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DUR-D4C1B5
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold finger ring from the late Post-Medieval period, possibly dating to the Regency era of the early 19th century (c.AD 1795-1837). The finger ring is a simple band which is decorated on the outside with a floral design. This design consists of a raised circle encircling a smaller circle with a dot inside. Either side of this are sub-circular shapes which represent flower petals. Elements of these sections of the finger ring are repeated with some swirl designs. The finger ring appears to have been cut or broken and then fixed as on the outer band there is a visible line w…
Created on: Monday 5th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th April 2018
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Record ID: SUSS-744709
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold, post medieval, Portuguese, half escudo of John V AD.1707-1750, dated AD.1729 Obverse, Bust of King right, 1729 beneath bust IOANNES.V.D.G.PORT.HT.ALG.REX Reverse, garnished square shield of portugal with seven stars surrounding, with crown above
Created on: Sunday 4th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th February 2018
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Record ID: LIN-B07384
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold hammered guinea of George III, issued 1785. Obverse: Fourth head, laureate bust right. GEORGIUS.III.DEI.GRATIA Reverse: Crowned sheild of arms 85.M.B.F.ET.H.REX.F.D.B.ET.LD.S.R.I.A.T.ET.E.17 Reference: Spinks 3734.
Created on: Friday 26th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st February 2018
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Record ID: WILT-4CDFB8
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A bent gold post-medieval posy-ring, probably dating to the period AD 1729-1747. It measures 24.26mm in length and 13.14mm in width. It is 3.64mm thick and weighs 2.92g. The outside of the ring is not decorated and features some minor dents. On the inside of the ring can be found an inscription, which reads: Love and live Happy. The maker's mark reads GS in a rectangular incision. It is probably the maker's mark of the London goldsmith Giles Southam. Cf. British Museum: Posy ring with the Registration number AF.1297. Posy rings are a simple gold band engraved with a brief sen…
Created on: Tuesday 9th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-4A31EF
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval gold coin guinea of Charles II dated 1681, fouth bust. Spink (2011:329) No. 3344.
Created on: Tuesday 9th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 9th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kingsbury Episcopi', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-E0C594
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold hammered half sovereign struck for Henry VIII, dating c. 1544-1547. Third coinage, Tower mint, initial mark: pellet-in-annulet. North no. 1827.
Created on: Thursday 4th January 2018
Last updated: Saturday 24th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Walsham-le-Willows', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-3DA37B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold half guinea of William III dating to AD 1695. See: Spink, 1999, p.313, no. 3466. Now flattened, the coin exhibits two opposing grooves indicating that it was bent into an S-shape, possibly for use as a love token.
Created on: Friday 15th December 2017
Last updated: Monday 29th January 2018
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Record ID: BERK-815855
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval gold Portugese half escudo of John V, dated AD 1729.
Created on: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th December 2017
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Record ID: GLO-82D866
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
This is a small gold finger ring with a D-shape cross-section hoop. The flat inside is engraved with the inscription 'A frends gift' followed by the makers mark R inside a shield. Discussion: This inscription is common on Post-Medieval artefacts. Recorded as early as 1596 (Evans, 1931: 16) it appears on in various forms on a number of rings listed by Evans, including a posy ring in the collection of the British Museum (1961,1202.128) dated by its maker's mark to 1696/97. It is also featured, in an identical script and spelling, on a heart-shaped locket also in the British Museum's…
Created on: Friday 24th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 1st February 2018
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Record ID: PAS-463683
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Post-Medieval gold mourning ring. The ring consists of a circular band of d-shaped section. The exterior is plain except for the engraved image of a skull, outlined in black enamel. The inner face of the band contains the inscription Marsden Ar. Ob: 4 Jan 87. The ring measures 16mm in diameter and weighs 2.92g. Mourning rings were worn to commemorate the loss of an acquaintance or loved one. From at least the 17th century, some people set aside money in their will for the creation of a number of mourning rings to be distributed amongst their friends and family, a practice which con…
Created on: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2018
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Record ID: NLM-482346
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold coin. Quarter laurel of James I (1603-1625), as kindly identified by the finder; third coinage of 1619-1625, Spink (2017) no. 2642 Obverse description: Classicised bust laureate left, draped cuirassed and necklaced; V in right field. Obverse inscription: IACOB;D'G.MAG BRI:FRA.ET[--]REX Reverse description: Shield of Arms of England, Scotland and Ireland, long cross, garniture over shield. Reverse inscription: HENRI[/]ROSAS/REGNA/IACOB Diameter: 20.8mm, Weight: 2.33gms, die axis: 6
Created on: Thursday 9th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Claxby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-851D29
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold milled quarter guinea of George III (AD 1760 to AD 1820), dating to the period AD 1762. Reverse depicts a crowned shield. Coin has been folded into an S shape for use as a love token. Spink, 2007, p 394, no 3741. Diameter: 15.8 mm Thickness: 1.1 mm Weight: 2.1 g
Created on: Tuesday 31st October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 31st October 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-1CCEC8
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2017 T983. A complete gold posy ring of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1650 - 1725. The posy ring is circular in plan with a D-shaped section. The outer surface bears moulded floral and foliate decoration. The interior surface of the ring is inscribed with italicized text reading "As a flower soe is man". A makers mark is present at the end of the text featuring an indistinct symbol or letter within a shield. Dimensions: Diameter: 19.9mm; Width: 3.6mm; Thickness: 1.4mm; Weight: 3.4g. Discussion: The posy on this ring expresses a recurring Biblical theme on the…
Created on: Thursday 26th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 8th February 2018
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Record ID: SF-0BAB33
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold hammered halfcrown struck for James I, dating c. 1623-1624. Tower mint, Third coinage, initial mark: lis. As North 2093. This coin demonstrates a circular piercing directly behind the bust, interestingly, a feature which is also present in an identical position on another halfcrown recorded by the PAS database (see HAMP-89C680).
Created on: Wednesday 25th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Stow', grid reference and parish protected.


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