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    • Material: Gold
    • Object type: FINGER RING

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Record ID: NLM-80BFDB
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold finger ring. Cast D-section plain band with a legend neatly inscribed on its inner side in an angled script resembling a longhand script of the later 18th or early 19th century. The legend is opened or closed by a stamped motif in a sub-triangular panel, the detail of any motif is unclear though the letter H appears in the foreground. The legend reads: THOU HAFT MY HART TILL DEATH US PART, an appropriately romantic sentiment drawn from the Marriage service. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1675-1775. In view of its material and possible age the object is to be submitted to the Treas…
Created on: Thursday 31st August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 7th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Crowle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-D7C767
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman gold finger ring of keeled type. A plain sharply faceted, almost triangular in section, hoop widens into triangular shoulders with an openwork design down both edges, now much worn, but probably originally a stylized foliate design. Between the shoulders is a prominent battered oval, or possibly octagonal, bezel containing a dark blue Nicolo, or Nicolo paste, intaglio. The intaglio portrays a standing male figure looking left with objects held in each hand, probably a depiction of Mercury holding a caduceus (a staff with two snakes winding around it) and a money-bag (Henig 1978,…
Created on: Friday 11th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 24th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-C5F371
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold fede or fidelity ring. The hoop is of wounds triangular cross-section. The outer surface is plain. The inner face of the hoop is inscribed with the text: Feare god and love mee, in vertical italic script. Internal hoop diameter 18.6 mm; external hoop diameter 23.2mm; band width 2.3mm; band height 4.8mm; weight 5.31g. The ring has not undergone any cleaning or conservation.
Created on: Thursday 10th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 24th August 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: IOW-78ED33
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete and misshapen post-Medieval gold finger-ring. This finger-ring has a worn hallmark of London: a lion passant left, possibly a leopard's head and possibly the letter 'i or 'l'. Possibly dating 1784 or 1786. Length: 19.7mm; width: 1.3mm; thickness: 1.1mm. Weight: 0.80g.
Created on: Sunday 6th August 2017
Last updated: Monday 7th August 2017
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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: LVPL-881FAC
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete but damaged gold finger ring of uncertain date. The ring has an oval hoop and a flattened sub-rectangular bezel which has been damaged. The ring is undecorated. There is no inscription and no maker's marks or stamps. Dimensions: 21mm in diameter, 3mm in width, 3.2g. An image of the finger ring has been assessed by the British Museum and due to its undiagnostic nature it can not be proven that the object is more than 300years old. As such it cannot be declared Treasure.
Created on: Wednesday 26th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 9th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bruen Stapleford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-86F3F5
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold 'posy' or poem finger ring of post-medieval date. The finger ring has a D-shaped cross section and a plain outer band. Internally is an inscritpion in cursive script which reads 'Let Love Ind'ure' (SIC). There is no maker's mark and due to this fact it is not possible to confirm that this ring is more than 300 years old, as finger rings with similar cursive script are dated from c. 1650 - 1750 AD. The legend 'Let Love Indure' could not be immediately paralleled however a similar legend reading 'As gold is pure let love indure' is recorded in Humphreys (1902) A Garland …
Created on: Wednesday 26th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 26th July 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-CD0BFB
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: City of Kingston upon Hull
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold finger ring of medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1400. The hoop of the finger ring is ovate in section, widening to molded shoulders and an integral bezel. The bezel is a shallow octagonal collet which retains a faceted dark red gemstone. The reverse of the collet is flat and undecorated. Rectangular collars extend from opposite sides of the bezel, decorated with incised transverse lines, from which short plain narrowed bands project. After the bands an ovate swelling is present with irregular oblique grooved decoration. From here the undecorated hoop extends joining the two…
Created on: Monday 17th July 2017
Last updated: Thursday 3rd August 2017
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Record ID: LIN-39515F
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold finger ring dating to the Middle Saxon period (circa 720-850). The ring is formed by a simple band, circular in plan and in section. The ring is undecorated, and is now slightly misshapen. External diameter: 21mm. Thickness 1mm. Weight 1.74g.
Created on: Monday 10th July 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Louth', 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: WREX-5078E9
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure Case 2017-T584 Date: later Medieval (AD 1350-1550) Date of discovery: 23 June 2017 Circumstances of discovery: Found whilst searching with a metal detector Description: The finger ring has a well preserved and well formed hoop which is D shaped in plan and oval in cross section. The exterior edge is faceted and the hoop expands at the shoulders to form a wide bezel which is rectangular in plan. From the centre of the bezel emanates a large wide raised circular boss the exterior of which is decorated with a rope-like pattern. Emblasoned on this circular bezel is a deeply c…
Created on: Thursday 29th June 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'St. Martin's', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-A919BC
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast medieval gold and gemstone, 'stirrup' finger ring dating from the mid 12th to 14th century. Description: The ring has a simple undecorated band D-shaped cross-section which rises from the shoulders into a pointed triangular (in plan) bezel. The bezel is set with a dark strongly coloured and semi-transparent green irregularly shaped cabochon, certainly either an emerald or green beryl. The inside of the ring is flat and level throughout. The ring is in good condition, apart from several small scratches and nicks along the band. Striations on the bezel, visible in strong light l…
Created on: Wednesday 21st June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 1st August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Sittingbourne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-68CAA3
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
This gold ring is formed of three interlinking hoops, the centre one flat on both sides, the two outer hoops flat on one side only; the hoops interlink at the front forming a decorative bezel. Although examples are known, puzzle rings are not common before 1700; in this case, there is no evidence to date this ring pre 1705. J Rudoe British Museum 26/01/2006
Created on: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ilam', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-68825D
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval finger-ring, iconographic in type, with a representation of the Virgin and Child on its octagonal bezel. The shoulders are decorated with sprigs of foliage and the hoop is slightly chamfered and decorated with a triangular area of cross-hatching at its widest points. The ring is gold and dates from the late fifteenth or early sixteenth centuries. Consequently, in terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. J P Robinson Curator of Medieval Collections British Museum 26 May 2005
Created on: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ilam', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-5167CF
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold finger ring of Medieval dating (late 15th or early 16th century). Circumstances of discovery: While searching with a metal-detector. Description: A late medieval gold finger-ring formed of a flat band and an oval bezel with a beaded border. The bezel was originally set with a stone which is now lost. The shoulders of the hoop are decorated with flowers and scrolls. The scrolls may once have been inscribed but the detail has rubbed away and nothing legible remains. J P Robinson British Museum 2003
Created on: Monday 5th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 5th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hanbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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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 stipulations…
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: YORYM-D4B83C
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2017 T502 Description: A complete gold posy ring of post-medieval date, c.AD 1600 - 1700. The posy ring is circular in plan with a D-shaped section. No join mark is evident on the hoop and the exterior surface is undecorated. The interior surface of the finger ring is inscribed with capitalised text reading "*TIME TRIETH TRVTH". The M and E in 'TIME' are ligated. No makers mark is present. Dimensions: Diameter: 16.2mm; Width: 3.2mm; Thickness: 0.8mm; Weight: 1.3g. Discussion: The practice of giving rings engraved with mottoes at betrothals or weddings was common i…
Created on: Tuesday 30th May 2017
Last updated: Monday 26th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brandsby Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-439C61
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval gold finger ring of iconographic type. The curved rectangular bezel is engraved with a representation of the Trinity - the seated figure of Hod the father, supporting Christ on the cross, and with a dove in the top left corner, representing the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. The figure of God has a halo. The shoulders of teh ring are engraved with suns rays. The hoop is beaded, and is now distorted. Tiny traces of white enamel survive in the desgin. The ring probably dates to the 15th Century. Diameter at the widest point: 23 mm.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-2ECE1D
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold post-medieval posy ring, dating to the period AD 1700-1800. It has a D-shaped band with a flat inner side and a plain exterior. The interior is inscribed with a 'posey': 'Godly love will not remove' followed by a stamped makers mark, the letter written in lower case e in bracket. The finger ring measures 20.65mm in diameter, is 1.8mm thick and weighs 3.1g. Posy rings were popular love tokens and were often exchanged as betrothal or wedding gifts. They could have plain exteriors or be ornately decorated with enamel. Some like this example have maker's marks on the inne…
Created on: Monday 22nd May 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SUR-C33FB2
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete gold finger-ring of late Early-Medieval date. The ring is composed of two plain circular-sectioned rods twisted together with two finer beaded wires which are twisted in between, resulting in alternating plain and beaded bands. The rods taper in diameter towards their ends which are hammered together to form a flattened join. The join is expanded and bears a decoration of four annular stamps. This ring is of a late Viking type dating to the 10th and 11th centuries, and possibly into the early 12th century in Scandinavia. Similar rings recorded under the Treasure Act include …
Created on: Wednesday 17th May 2017
Last updated: Monday 31st July 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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