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Record ID: SWYOR-DCD80F
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A rectanglular fragment of possible hack gold, probably of Early Medieval date, AD 450 - 1066. The fragment is broken at both ends and perhaps along one long edge. The remaining side is complete and is slightly wavy but essentially has square corners. The piece is slightly curved in cross-section. The convex face is marked with deep longitudinal scratches. The concave reverse is smooth except for some scratches and cracks near the broken long edge. It is a deep golden colour and is 11.8mm long, 7.1mm wide and 1.4mm thick. 0.74g. Normally a fragment of this nature would be considere…
Created on: Wednesday 25th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
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Record ID: SOM-58AAB9
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2017 T730; disclaimed, returned to finder. Description: A Post-Medieval gold signet ring. At the apex of the hoop is a large, slightly projecting flat oval bezel. A circumferential beaded border set within a groove decorates the lateral edges of the bezel. The bezel itself is deeply engraved with the retrograde initials R B, with these being connected by a corded interlace which forms three loops above, and with each terminating in a tassel below. This is set within a deeply engraved oval border. Each shoulder is decorated with a foliate design left proud against an …
Created on: Thursday 17th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Crewkerne CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-AE9377
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval gold mourning ring, D-shaped in cross-section and undecorated to the outside surface except for a stylised grooved skull. The inside of the hoop has the grooved inscription J:D: obijt th 31 July 93 followed by the maker's mark DA within a rectangle. The inscription reads upside-down if the skull is right-side up. The skull is depicted by circular eye sockets, a triangular nasal cavity and six square/ rectangular teeth between two curved lines, defining the edge of the skull. Two further curved grooves decorate the side to the right of the skull. The hoop is a little …
Created on: Tuesday 17th May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Martin', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-419C9E
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold finger ring of probable late Post Medieval. The ring is a 'mourning ring' which is decorated on the outside of the band with an inscribed skull and inscribed on the interior of the band with the phrase 'Not lost but gon[sic] before'. There seems to be a double-struck hallmark inscribed with 'WC', in a punch of two conjoined circles with pellet between. Compare 1961,1202.322 in the British Museum which has the same mark. Maker's mark information from Anthony Dove March 2008, taken from British Museum collections online database: Possibly by William Coles, goldsmith of London.…
Created on: Friday 18th December 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Chichester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-5327BA
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: A complete but misshapen gold and enamel finger ring, of Post Medieval dating (16th to 17th Centuries AD). The finger ring was originally circular in shape, but is now sub square, due to post depositional soil pressure deforming the band. It has a D shaped cross section. It has been decorated with a geometric grid pattern on the exterior containing significant remains of white enamel. Each square in the grid is approximately 1.0 mm wide. An inscription runs around the interior of the ring, reading: A FRENDS GYFT. No maker's mark is present. Dimensions: Length: 19…
Created on: Wednesday 8th April 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swadlincote', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-2DB714
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: A complete enamelled gold finger ring, of Post medieval (17th Century) dating. The finger ring was originally circular is shape, however due to soil pressure, is now more of a flattened oval shape. The hoop is sub rectangular with moulded decoration on the exterior, and a flat surface on the interior. The interior surface bears an engraved inscription, in upper-case letters, reading: * NO FRIND TO FAITH. Small six pointed stars are used as stops between the words. No maker's marks are present. The decoration on the exterior has been made up of four pattern repeats. The…
Created on: Friday 13th March 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Woodford Halse', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-153F3D
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post medieval gold finger ring, 18mm in diameter with a band 4mm wide and 1mm thick with a weight of 2.47grams. The band is D shaped in cross section and is highly decorated. It is formed of two alternate motifs, the first is comma shaped with a rounded upper surface and is decorated with a series of linear depressions which curve around with the objects shape. The second is a six petal flower motif with each petal picked out with a 'knop' of white enamel and a gold knop in its centre. There are four flowers, two have five enamels intact, one has three and one has one. Each flower is …
Created on: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 21st November 2017
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Record ID: BERK-2DE64C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete Roman gold solidus of Theodosius I (AD 379-395), dating to the period AD 379-383 (Reece Period 20). VICTOR-IA AVGG reverse type depicting Two emperors, nimbate, seated facing on throne, the one on the right holding mappa and together holding globe. Between and behind, a Victory with outspread wings; below, a palm branch. Mint of Milan: -//COM. As Hoxne, no. 17; RIC IX, pp. 77-78, nos. 5f, 8b.
Created on: Monday 20th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Oxfordshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-B03852
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
2007 T633 "TADCASTER AREA, NORTH YORKSHIRE: gold posy ring (2007 T633) Date: 16th-17th century Description: Small gold posy ring with geometric decoration to the external face. It is inscribed to the inside with the motto "TO LIGHT TO REQUITE". Discussion: Posy rings were popular love tokens often used as betrothal or wedding rings. The message was inscribed on the inside, so that it remained secret to all but the wearer and the giver. This particular motto is found on a ring within the British Museum's collection and is also recorded by Joan Evans in English Posies and Posy Rings (19…
Created on: Friday 2nd November 2007
Last updated: Friday 17th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tadcaster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-F4AAE1
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Date: 17th-18th century Description: Small gold posy ring. Inscribed to the interior "No content to your consent", which is followed by a maker's mark comprised of the letter "H" within a rectangular punch. The outer surface has geometric decoration interspersed with heart and floral motifs. Traces of white enamel remain. Discussion: 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, as this example once was. The inscription on this particular ring is puzzling, since it…
Created on: Monday 5th November 2007
Last updated: Friday 17th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wakefield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-3564EE
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold finger ring of Post Medieval date, about AD 1680-1730. The bezel has three large circular setting containing clear multi-faceted stones, with four smaller circular settings in the angles between the larger ones. Two of these retain their stones. The base of the empty cells is covered with turquoise enamel. The sides of the settings are keyed for enamel, some of which survives and is turquoise in colour. The hoop is D shaped in section and the shoulders are also decorated with turquoise enamel, in three lines along each shoulder. No maker's marks or inscription is visible but on…
Created on: Tuesday 19th August 2014
Last updated: Friday 17th November 2017
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Record ID: BERK-2AFA93
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure case 2015 T448. Description: A complete gold finger ring of medieval date. The finger ring is in extremely good condition, with only a couple of small minor scratches on the inside of the hoop. The finger ring is 'stirrup' shaped with a thin, upright bezel that is triangular in plan. The bezel has a small circular recess containing a pinky-red coloured gem stone, possibly amethyst but more likely a garnet. There are no maker's marks or any decoration around the hoop, internally or externally. These are not uncommon finds; two of the many comparisons on this database includ…
Created on: Thursday 18th June 2015
Last updated: Friday 17th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Pangbourne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-4375BC
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold mourning ring. Treasure case: 2017 T450. A Post-Medieval gold mourning ring. The bezel is round in plan and holds a rock crystal through which can be seen a gold wire monogram of two letters (IR) surmounted by a crown and all contained within a gold wire border. The underside of the bezel features a series of flutes decorated with black and white enamel. The shoulders of the hoop are decorated with black enamelling in a simple foliate design. The remainder of the hoop, interior and exterior, is plain, though distorted. Dimensions: Length: 24.80mm Width: 19.93mm …
Created on: Thursday 11th May 2017
Last updated: Friday 17th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whitegate', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-5D66C5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Age coin: An Iron Age gold East Wiltshire quarter stater dating to the period c. 50 - 35 BC. Three wheels type. Obverse: Wreath design with hidden face, wheel below. Reverse: Triple tailed horse advancing right, wheel above and below. ABC. No 2093. BMC Nos. 498 - 501.
Created on: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
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Record ID: LIN-85CE61
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure ref. 2003 T262: Gold finger ring. The band is thin, and widens into the bezel which has a moulded symmetrical four-petal design. The centre of the petal design is set with a stone, probably Turquoise. A number of rings of this type are known, and appear to have been popular in the 15th century. The Turquoise was not a particularly valuable stone in the middle ages, but one that was valued for its amuletic properties, protecting the wearer against poisoning, drowning, or having an accident while riding. It was also supposed to have the property of indicating the state of healt…
Created on: Monday 29th September 2003
Last updated: Wednesday 15th November 2017
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Record ID: KENT-048BC7
Object type: ASSEMBLAGE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure case 2007T489, awaiting report. Contents of an early Anglo-Saxon grave, context 2074. 1 gold composite disc brooch, 1 smalll globular pottery vessel. 1 copper alloy hinge clasp and 1 iron object.
Created on: Friday 17th July 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 15th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Southfleet', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-864248
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast gold puzzle posy ring. This is made from two interlocking rings, both have a rectangular cross-section, with a twist at the bottom where the two hoops would interconnect. On the inside edge of each band is an inscription which reads * WITH . HART . AND . HAND / I . MADE . THIS . BAND * the T and H of this are joined. On the top edge of both rings are soldered a hand with a cuff behind, one of the hands is missing but the cuff still remains. The hand has four outstretched fingers, with a protruding thumb to the side, there is a incised heart in the centre. The front of the cuff ha…
Created on: Friday 15th April 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Backwell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-717CE0
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
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 lace cuffs, these have an undulating forward edge with a series of linear panels behind, flanking both sides of each cuff are two semi-circular knops. A double transverse separated the shoulder from the hoop. There are two crescents abutting the band with a pointed panel in front the rest of the hoop is plain. On the inside of the hoop is the inscription TOO BODIES ONE HART. Lace cuffs as seen on this example where fashionable between th…
Created on: Tuesday 10th December 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Huntley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-83DB12
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An inscribed gold Iron Age stater of the Western Region / Dobunni, struck for Eisu, dating to the period AD 20-43, 'Eisu Tree' type. Obverse: Tree symbol with pellet at base. Reverse: Triple-tailed horse right, wheel below, EISV above. As ABC , p. 106, no. 2078; BMC (Hobbs) nos. 3039-3042, especially no. 3042. Weight: 5.2gms Diameter: 18.2mm
Created on: Sunday 12th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 13th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Herefordshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-9E8A93
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: A gold posy finger ring; a heavy broad band with a D-shaped section, plain exterior and inscribed interior with a lower case inscription reading 'Keepe faith till death'. There is no sign of a maker's mark. Dimensions: External diameter: 23.05mm Internal diameter: 18.24mm Thickness: 4.85mm Weight: 9.9g. Discussion: The absence of a maker's mark makes precise dating difficult. The style of the lettering is 17th Century although it continued to be used into the 18th century. Compare for instance the inscription on a hawking vervel found in Angmering,…
Created on: Thursday 26th January 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th November 2017
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