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    • Institution: GLO

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Record ID: GLO-8D88FC
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Iron Age gold Gallo-Belgic quarter stater, attributed to the Bellovaci tribe, dating to the period c.175-60 BC, Gallo-Belgic Broad flan. Obverse: Wreathed head left. Reverse: Stylised horse left, pellet rosette below. This record was generated from an emailed image supplied by the finder.
Created on: Wednesday 13th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 13th March 2019
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Record ID: GLO-8F79CA
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
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Circular gold disc brooch that is made from a flat gold disc that has a large dark red glass cabochon mounted in the centre, there is a conchoidal fracture to the side of this cabochon. This is mounted within a high collared setting; this setting is then encircled by a twisted wire at its base. Evenly spaced around the central stone four small rods (2-3mm high) have been riveted into place and them wrapped 3-4 times in twisted wire. Four furthers cabochons are mounted towards the edge of the brooch with each being held within a high collar, one is missing but the remainder consist of t…
Created on: Thursday 6th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Nibley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-0BFB91
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold stirrup-shaped finger ring. The bezel is expanded into a low flat topped triangle with faceted corners that is surmounted by a single domed blue stone (probably a sapphire) that is set within an asymmetrical hexagonal cell. Expanded quatrefoils flank the base of the bezel which then led on to the angled hoop which has a central ridge running around its circumference resulting in the band having a low triangular cross-section. Evenly spaced around the band are three further quatrefoil panels; one on both sides and the third at the base of the hoop. The bevelled sides of the hoop …
Created on: Friday 12th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th November 2018
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Record ID: GLO-50652C
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold roman finger ring that has a triple oval bezel consisting of a large central oval box setting that has beaded wire running around its base and large pellet soldered onto the outside edge of each corner. Flanking the central oval are two smaller oval boxes, again each surrounded by beaded wire, on the shoulder of one of the smaller ovals are soldered a trefoil of beads, scaring on the side of the other small bezel suggests a similar arrangement that has been subsequently lost. This arrangement was soldered onto an expanded flat panel of the hoop, which has subsequently become disto…
Created on: Friday 21st September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 9th October 2018
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Record ID: GLO-9143B6
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold finger ring with a D-shape cross-section hoop. The flat inside is engraved with the inscription 'IvĚŠE For+EVer' this has the O over the V, thus spelling Love Forever. A copper alloy example bearing the inscription 'V Love is forever' has be recorded on the database at SUR-E79264 and dated to the 18th century. A second example on the British Museum database (ref number 1961,1202.309) with the inscription 'Love for ever' has been dated to the 19th century. However, although the inscription is similar, the lettering style on these to rings are very different to this example, partic…
Created on: Wednesday 12th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 14th September 2018
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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: GLO-B00497
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold posy ring with a bezel formed in the shape of two clasped hands with a projecting heart above. The shoulders have been styled in the shape of ornate cuffs the end of which is formed from five short longitudinal rectangles that are bound by a transverse ridge that is styled as twisted rope. After which is a lozenge panel that is moulded in a foliate styles with a furled base and five leaves formed into a point that is directed down towards the plain hoop. On the inside of the ring there is the inscription + FERE + GOD + EVER in Roman capital letters.
Created on: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 21st January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'st. Cuthbert Out', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-F42F0B
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold stirrup-shaped finger ring that has a narrow circular cross-section hoop that is now slightly distorted, the bezel is expanded into a low point which is surmounted by a single blue stone at its apex. The stone is triangular in plan, with a low domed top edge.
Created on: Tuesday 24th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Forest Of Dean', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-08A206
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold Aureus of Tiberius (14-37AD), dating to the period AD 14-37 (Reece period 1). Obverse: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS, laureate head of Tiberius right. Reverse: PONTIF-MAXIM, Female figure seated right, holding branch and sceptre; ornate legs to chair. Mint of Lyon. As RIC I (2nd ed.), p. 95, no. 29. This record has been generated from images kindly emailed by the finder.
Created on: Tuesday 1st August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 3rd August 2017
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Record ID: GLO-FFA284
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Gold finger ring with a D-shape cross-section hoop. The flat inside is engraved with the inscription 'In thee is my choyce', followed by the makers mark T over H. The same makers mark is record on a posy ring that was recently declared treasure GLO-138292, 2017 T266. Moreover, a similar makers' mark is recorded on a ring in the British Museum collection (reference 1961,1202.414) which is dated late 17th to early 18th Century On balance of probability, the ring is likely to predate 1717 and as it contains a minimum of 10% precious metal, it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulati…
Created on: Thursday 1st June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cowley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-138292
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold finger-ring with a D-shape cross-section hoop. The flat inside is engraved with the inscription 'be Constant to the End' with the makers mark of a conjoined T over H. The outside curved edge is undecorated. Discussion: The style of the lettering is consistent with that on rings dating from the mid-17th century to mid-18th century, including one in the collection of the British Museum (reference 1961,1202.414), dated late 17th to early 18th Century. The maker's mark on that ring is very similar to that on the subject ring, unfortunately it is not identifiable in any of the standar…
Created on: Thursday 9th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Oaksay', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-57B4F5
Object type: RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Gold Posy ring with a D-shape cross-section hoop. The flat inside is engraved with the inscription 'Vertu Passeth Riches x'. The outside curved edge is undecorated. The ring is now bent and distorted. There are a number of posy rings that have been recorded under the 1996 Treasure Act which display this inscription; LIN-33D707 (2007 T284), SWYOR-18E230 (2014 T646), SF-0A94B5 (2014 T834) and (2003 T223), all of which have been dated to the 17th century. In addition to this, four further examples are recorded within the British Museum's collection, two of which benefit from maker's …
Created on: Monday 5th December 2016
Last updated: Monday 5th December 2016
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Record ID: GLO-6D3E6C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Gold Quarter Noble of Edward III. Date: 1334-1351. Ddted to 1356-1361Obverse: Royal coat-of-arms in tressure Obverse inscription: EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL double cross stops Reverse: ornate cross with leopards & annular in each angle Reverse inscription: EXALTABITVR x IN x GLORIA, Mint mark: cross 4 Condition: Very fine
Created on: Thursday 24th November 2016
Last updated: Thursday 24th November 2016
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Record ID: GLO-9C3FFD
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early-Medieval rectangular gold and garnet pendant. The item is rectangular in plan with slightly rounded corners. The setting is a cabochon-cut red stone, presumably a garnet that is held within the collar made from an upright strip of gold that is fixed to the back-plate. The back plate is slightly larger than the collar which results is a very small protruding lip onto which is mounted a strand of gold beaded wire with two thinner bands above. There is a break in the bands to accommodate the suspension loop. The suspension loop is a rectangular corrugated strip that is 3mm wi…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd November 2016
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
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Record ID: GLO-76F96C
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold finger ring with a D-shape cross-section hoop. The flat inside is engraved with the inscription 'As . God . Hath . apointed . so . am . I . contented'. The outside curved edge is undecorated. Originally circular this finger ring is now slightly squished. Discussion: Two examples are recorded on the British Museum database which have a similar inscription albeit with slight variations on the spelling 1961,1202.201 As God hath appoynted I am contented' and 1961,1202.202 '* 8 As . god hath apoynted, so am I Contented' and have been given a general 17th-18th century date. Two fur…
Created on: Wednesday 19th October 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 19th October 2016
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Record ID: GLO-368E0B
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold finger ring with a D-shape cross-section hoop. The flat inside is engraved with the inscription As god decreed so woe agreed. The outside curved edge is undecorated. Discussion: The style of the lettering is consistent with rings from the 17th century. Posy rings.
Created on: Tuesday 4th October 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 19th October 2016
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Record ID: GLO-1CE2D0
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold finger ring with a D-shape cross-section hoop. The flat inside is engraved with the inscription 'When this you see rember me' followed by the letter M which looks like an arch with a small internal projection at its apex, this would most likley be the makers mark. The outside curved edge is undecorated. Discussion: This artefact was found while gardening in the late 80s and would therefore fall under the Treasure Trove as a result we cannot prove that this item was buried with the intension of recovery and most therefor be considered casual loss so would not be covered by t…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd August 2016
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Record ID: GLO-29BE9F
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold finger ring with a D-shape cross-section hoop. The flat inside is engraved with the inscription 'Let love abide tell Death divide' with the goldsmiths mark of IE in black letters at the end. The outside curved edge is undecorated. Discussion: Judy Rudoe comments that the mark is possibly that of John East, London jeweller; free of the London Goldsmiths' Company 1656 and died 1707. A finger ring with the same makers mark is held in the British Museum collection at 1961,1202.214.
Created on: Wednesday 23rd March 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 15th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wotton-Under-Edge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-988544
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman gold finger ring of a Henig Type V that dates to the second half of the 2nd century. This has a raised oval domed integral bezel that imitates a stone or intaglio, this has been inscribed with the letters VF. The shoulders are undecorated and narrow from the bezel to the thin rectangular cross-section hoop. Dr Roger Tomlin (pers. comms) has commented that VF would be an abbreviation of 'u(tere) f(elix), there being a good parallel in a bronze ring from Southwark (RIB II.3, 2423.28), which reads VT F on the bezel' VTERI FELIX is a common inscriptional formula on items from Roma…
Created on: Wednesday 16th March 2016
Last updated: Sunday 6th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lydney', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-976BAA
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold mourning finger ring that has a D-shape cross-section hoop. On the face of the ring is engraved a three-quarter left facing skull, this has large round eyes with a pointed nasal cavity in-between; a double row of teeth below and a scroll pattern made from a series of vertical lines to the side of the cranium. On the inside of the hoop is the inscription 'R S 16 May 1720' which would be the date commemorating the death of an individual with the initials R S who would have died on the 16th May 1720. Other similar mourning ring are recorded on this database at SUSS-419C9E and …
Created on: Wednesday 16th March 2016
Last updated: Thursday 17th March 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lydney', grid reference and parish protected.


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