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    • Material: Gold
    • Object type: FINGER RING

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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: LIN-1DAADC
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure reference 2018 T257: a late medieval gold posy ring. The hoop is circular in plan and rectangular in section. The exterior is decorated with engraved springs of foliage; these are deeply cut into the hoop and in some areas traces of dark coloured enamel survive. The bezel is pyramidal with a recessed square in the centre that would have taken a setting. The interior of the ring bears the inscription: 'En vous ma fie' (my faith/fidelity is to you (alone)) (reading courtesy of Malcom Jones). The lettering is black-letter, with only the initial letter 'E' set as a capital. Discu…
Created on: Thursday 26th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 30th April 2018
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Record ID: SOM-5BC0CB
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MODERN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Modern gold finger ring formed of a sexfoil bezel and hoop of multiple twised wires. The bezel is flat with a raised rim and raised collet in the centre. The collet has multiple small triangular projections around the top rim which are bent over a faceted pink stone to hold it in place. The inner point of each indent between each petal is decorated with a pellet and the front of the flower bezel, around the collet is decorated with multple raised dots formed from the background metal. The back of the bezel is plain. The hoop abuts the bezel and is formed of two larger lines of twisted…
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 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: SOM-A313D3
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MODERN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Hollow gold finger ring decorated with incised lines and now slightly squashed. A photograph of the ring has been examined by curators at the British Museum who suggest (pers comm 13/02/2018) it post-dates 1718 and therefore does not need to reported under the Treasure Act 1996. The ring is D-shaped in cross section and circular in plan although now squashed and distorted in places. It is decorated around the entire outside with a repeating mtif of a branch (diagonal line with two pairs of angled side branches) alternating with a sideways S, one end of which is crossed by a short sec…
Created on: Tuesday 27th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th March 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: 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: NARC-394C24
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A compete gold Finger Ring of Late Medieval date (AD 1350-1500). The object is composed of a rectangular sectioned band with a raised boarder on both edges and a circumferential inscription and pattern. The decorative pattern separates each word in the inscription and is composed of highly stylised foliage flanked by a five petalled flower. The inscription reads de bon cuer, the whole meaning 'of good heart'. There is a minor amount of distortion to out edge of the band above the "CUER" portion of the inscription. Diameter: 18.97 mm, Thickness: 1.28 mm , Weight: 2.4 g Discussion: …
Created on: Friday 15th December 2017
Last updated: Monday 26th March 2018
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Record ID: DENO-00FD99
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure Case 2017 T1133: Medieval Finger Ring Description: A gold medieval 'stirrup-shaped' finger ring with a blue stone setting (AD c.1200-c.1300). The hoop of the ring is is broadly circular in shape and D-shaped in cross-section (flat on the inside edge). The bezel and shoulders are broadly triangular in shape with bevelled inner edged. The seeing is a hexagonal blue stone, possibly a sapphire, facetted on the sides and cabochon on top. Overall, the ring measures 29.4 mm in length from top of the bezel to the back of the hoop, has an external diameter of 23.1 mm and a hoop wid…
Created on: Thursday 30th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 21st March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alfreton', grid reference and parish protected.


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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: BUC-3188CB
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold finger ring from an unknown date. The ring is a simple gold hoop that is rectangular in cross section, the hoop has been bent out of shape and is now an irregular figure of eight shape. The ring is a yellow gold colour and there is no decoration. The surface of the ring is rough, and has cracks and breaks in it. It measures 20.7m in length, 16.6mm in width, 1.9mm in thickness and weighs 2.10g.
Created on: Friday 27th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2018
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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: 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: SUR-49938E
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description:A late medieval (15th century) gold posy finger ring with an inscription which reads, in black letter: x cest mon desir (this is my wish). The ring is slightly distorted, but complete. The three words are spaced equally around the band and sit within lentoid expansions of two narrow ribs which encircle the ring. Between the words the spaces between the ribs and the rim of the ring are infilled with a diagonal grid. The words themselves may originally have been displayed within fields of enamel, perhaps red. Traces of enamel appear to survive against the keyed backgro…
Created on: Monday 16th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Oxfordshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-624F1E
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2017 T879: Not Treasure Description: A Post-Medieval gold posy ring. The ring consists of a hoop with a D-shaped cross section, flat inner face and convex, plain. exterior. The interior of the hoop is inscribed in italic script: Kindly take this for my Sake, followed a maker's mark. The makers mark is of a raised capital Q in a recessed cell, the upper part of the cell is rectangular, the lower goes off the edge and could be rectangular or shield shaped. Dimensions: The finger ring measures 20.1mm across the hoop, is 2.7mm wide and 1.6mm thick; it weighs 2.98g. Di…
Created on: Thursday 5th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 9th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chaffcombe CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-211EEA
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval gold 'stirrup' finger ring with red gem stone setting dating from the mid 12th to 15th century AD. Description: The ring rises from the shoulders into a pointed bezel that is triangular in plan and slender 'D' shaped hoop, flat on the inner surface. The bezel is set with a strongly coloured and semi-transparent red irregularly shaped gem stone probably a garnet but possibly a sapphire. The ring is in good condition. The ring may have been a guard ring to accompany another ring with setting. Measurements: The length is 23mm, the width is 20mm thick and the weight 1.47g…
Created on: Monday 2nd October 2017
Last updated: Monday 12th February 2018
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Record ID: NMS-2087B3
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval gold gem set finger ring. Double bezel in the form of two oval settings positioned side-by-side. One is set with a red stone (probably ruby or garnet). The stone is cut so that the upper face is flat. The other bezel is set with a piece of turquoise, the upper face rounded. Both bezels have been moulded into a quatrefoil shape by recessing four semi-circles around the edge of the setting. The shoulders taper into the circular hoop, narrowing from a width of 8.5mm at the bezel to 4.1mm at the bottom of the loop. Dimensions: Diameter: 19.5mm (internal diameter: 16.1mm), maximum…
Created on: Monday 2nd October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd April 2018
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Record ID: DEV-7A936B
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case: 2017 T790, not Treasure, returned to finder Description: A Post-Medieval gold posy ring. The ring consists of a hoop with a D-shaped cross section and plain exterior. The interior of the hoop is inscribed in italic script: Lett thy love bee as mine to thee, followed by an unidentified maker's mark, probably an obliquely angled W within a sub-rectangular punch. Dimensions: The finger ring measures 23.3mm across the hoop, is 4.3mm wide and 2.2mm thick; it weighs 7.99g. Discussion: The length and style of inscription would both suggest a 17th-18th century date. A…
Created on: Tuesday 12th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 22nd January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Modbury CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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