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    • Object type: finger ring
    • Broad period: MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: IOW-AB6365
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval to post-Medieval copper-alloy signet finger ring (c. 1400-c. 1600). This finger-ring has an oval bezel and about 60% of the hoop is missing due to breaks. In plan, the bezel is oval and has an incuse fleur-de-lis motif, transversely set. From the bezel, each shoulder, 'D'-shaped in cross-section, tapers in width to a break. The finger-ring is drab reddish brown and green and has a green patina in places. The breaks are old. Height: 13.63mm; width: 21.45mm; length of bezel: 16.60mm; width of bezel: 14.37mm; thickness of bezel at the centre: 1.96mm. Weig…
Created on: Wednesday 6th November 2013
Last updated: Thursday 7th November 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-A75363
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy finger ring of uncertain but probably late medieval to 17th century date. The flat oval bezel has four poorly-defined shallow indentations arranged in a quatrefoil.
Created on: Wednesday 6th November 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd December 2013
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Record ID: LON-929A68
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete medieval silver iconographic finger ring dating AD 1400 to 1500. The finger ring has a sub-rectangular bezel with two faces and a triangular section. Each face of the bezel has some decoration but the surface of the ring makes it impossible to see the detail. The band of the finger ring is decorated with a stamped pattern; the triangular section of the bezel continues on the shoulder with a stamped foliate pattern which then changes, the cross-section becomes a flattened D-shape and the decoration is a diagonal beaded pattern creating a twisted appearance. There is some …
Created on: Tuesday 5th November 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 7th June 2016
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Record ID: BH-3AACB0
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wokingham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval gold finger-ring with a hexagonal facetted bezel with four claws to hold a stone, now missing. A plain thin hoop, now distorted, with a small split lengthways along one edge. The finger-ring dates to the 13th century. Dimensions: width 21 mm, height of bezel 11 mm, width of bezel 12 mm. Weight: 2.18g. Beverley Nenk, Curator of Medieval Collections, British Museum.
Created on: Friday 1st November 2013
Last updated: Friday 23rd January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shinfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-11AFC4
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A ring, probably a finger ring of ivory of unknown date, probably late Early Medieval - medieval (10th - 14th century). The ring is flattened on the upper and lower surfaces with the inner and outer surfaces curved. There is a ridge running around the internal surface, likely caused in production. Similar rings are illustrated in MacGregor, Mainman & Rogers (1999:1943) which are identified as probably finger rings suitable in size for an adult and they come from contexts ranging from the 10th - 14th century. Dimensions: diameter: 26.61 mm; weight: 1.54g. Reference: MacGrego…
Created on: Wednesday 30th October 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 13th November 2013
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Record ID: BH-E6D3F8
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Medieval gold finger-ring set with a garnet and two of an original four pearls. The stone is set in a high square collet rising from the hoop with three small beads at each corner. The sides of the collet contain the two pearls affixed by pins. The base of the collet is openwork containing an A on one side and an M on the other in black letter script, which is likely to represent "Ave Maria". The raised shoulders are decorated with two raised bands and three pellets. The two bands join so that the hoop is decorated with one raised band on the exterior and is diamond-shaped in cross-…
Created on: Monday 28th October 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 9th December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bolnhurst and Keysoe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E43B31
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval gold finger-ring with five-pointed star bezel containing a blue stone, probably a sapphire. The bezel is faceted, with some bevelling on the lower surface too around a flat base. The shoulders are decorated with three engraved chevrons on each side with an inverted chevron below. These bound multiple finely punched annulets. The hoop has a rounded D-shaped cross-section. It is slightly distorted, but has been straightened since found squashed. It has an internal diameter of c. 17.3mm
Created on: Monday 28th October 2013
Last updated: Monday 27th July 2015
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Record ID: GLO-A3DF57
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver gilt Iconographic finger rings that dates to the Medieval Period. The rectangular bezel is double faceted with a female inscribed on both sides. On the left side is St Catharine with a wheel above her left shoulder, on the right side is St Barbara who is holding a branch in her left hand. The shoulders are also double faceted and decorated with a recessed branch that has three sets of flanking leafs and a pointed terminal bud. The shoulders narrow to the hoop who's junction is demarked by a recessed, moulded chevron. The hoop is D-shaped in with a line of pellets running do…
Created on: Friday 25th October 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 5th November 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Buckland', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-8E7F63
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Medieval gold finger ring dating to the 13th or 14th century. The ring has a slender hoop just 2.3mm wide. The back of the hoop, opposite the bezel, is D-shaped in cross-section. There is moulded zoomorphic decoration on the hoop at the ring's widest point, consisting of an animal head to either side. Long, curled ears point down the hoop towards the back; the front of the head has a nose between two large oval eyes, and a large gaping mouth. Emerging from the mouth of both beasts are the shoulders of the ring, which are formed from three strands which flare into leaf shapes which ar…
Created on: Thursday 24th October 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Capel-le-Ferne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-BF8406
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of medieval silver finger ring. Only the bezel survives, narrowing from the centre to the breaks at either side. Engraved with clasped hands with traces of gilding on the outer face, and slight traces at the edge of the inner face. Original external diameter (estimated) 15mm. Width 7.5mm. Weight 0.7g. Late medieval, 1300 - 1500.
Created on: Monday 14th October 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 4th June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Roudham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-BE4D33
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy finger ring of medieval date. The finger ring is stirrup shaped with a narrow circular sectioned hoop which expands into a small pointed bezel. A circular recess is present in the centre of the bezel which would presumably have held a gem, enamel or coloured glass. The metal has a dark blackish-brown patina and is slightly worn. The finger ring is 21mm in diameter, 5.8mm wide, 0.9mm thick and weighs 2g.
Created on: Monday 14th October 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd October 2013
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Record ID: WMID-7F5906
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy signet finger ring, of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (c. AD 1450 to c. AD 1650). The bezel is oval in shape. The device consists of a recessed Tau Cross (a T shaped cross with three arms, missing its upper arm), positioned on a slight diagonal. The shoulders are curved and taper straight into the hoop. The hoop is rectangular in cross section. The reverse of the finger ring is plain and undecorated. The finger ring has an external diameter of 22.6 mm and an internal diameter of 19.2 mm. The bezel is 14.9 mm long and 12.0 mm wide. The hoop is…
Created on: Friday 11th October 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 30th October 2013
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Record ID: DOR-7030B1
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy finger ring. It is annular in form with a D-shaped section. The edges of the ring are flattened and decorated with small vertical notches. Between the grooves the front face of the hoop has moulded decoration consiting of what appears to be the remains of a Blackletter (Gothic) inscription of three wordseach separated by a stamped six pointed star within a circle. The inscription is worn and almost illegible. What little can be seen seems to comprise repeating letters e.g ioaai. Deat: Medieval to Post medieval - c. 1350 - 1550 Dimensions: 24.82 mm x 4.50 mm x 2.1…
Created on: Thursday 10th October 2013
Last updated: Thursday 30th January 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milton Abbas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-3EB7B5
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver-gilt band, perhaps a mount, now distorted and perhaps incomplete. The band appears too large to have been a finger ring, though it could possibly have been worn over a thick glove. The band is narrow and the outer face is divided into a repeating series of low pyramids and groups of three raised pellets.
Created on: Tuesday 8th October 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 25th June 2014
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Record ID: NMS-280BC7
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete and distorted medieval silver finger ring. A rectangular bezel is engraved with a rectangular frame around an equal-armed cross formed from four dashes that fail to meet at the centre. There is no evidence of inlay. The D-sectioned hoop expands gently from the breaks to shoulders consisting of animal heads facing towards the bezel. There are clear signs of hammering on the underside of both heads. A silver ring from Lincolnshire (SWYOR-686D91) combines the same elements of a (square and niello inlaid) bezel with a cross motif between confronting animal heads. The latter are…
Created on: Monday 7th October 2013
Last updated: Monday 11th November 2013
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Record ID: BH-E8E821
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy signet finger ring, dating from the Late Medieval to early post-Medieval periods. The ring is stirrup-shaped, the 'D-sectioned' hoop gradually expanding towards the shoulders and bezel. A Lombardic letter 'T' has been engraved into the flat surface of the bezel, with a horizontal palm frond above and a plain groove border surrounding. Length (bezel to back of hoop): 25.5mm; width of hoop: 22.8mm; weight: 5.91g. Similar stirrup-shaped signet rings bearing single letters were found in excavations in Salisbury, and were dated to the 15th century (Saunders and Saun…
Created on: Friday 4th October 2013
Last updated: Thursday 10th October 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Aldermaston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-00BB62
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure reference number 2013 T578: a complete silver-gilt medieval iconographic finger-ring, dating circa 1400-1550. The bezel is rectangular in shape, with angled corners, and is engraved with a standing bearded figure of St. John the Evangelist, who holds a covered chalice in his left hand and appears to bless the cup with his right hand. The hoop has a D-shaped section and is decorated with alternating diagonal raised plain and beaded bands. Each shoulder is divided into two facets, by a beaded band running along its centre. Leaf-shaped motifs are engraved on either side of the b…
Created on: Monday 23rd September 2013
Last updated: Monday 2nd November 2015
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Record ID: WMID-8550B2
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy signet finger ring, of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (c. AD 1450 to c. AD 1650). The bezel is sub circular in plan. The device consists of a heraldic shield. The shield depicts a central chevron, a pellet located centrally and a crescent surrounding a mullet (star) in top right hand corner. The left hand corner is hard to determine due to soil and corrosion products present. The shoulders are curved and taper straight into the hoop. The hoop is D shaped in section. The reverse of the finger ring is plain and undecorated. The finger ring has an…
Created on: Tuesday 17th September 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 17th September 2013
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Record ID: NMS-32AF17
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval silver finger ring. Very slender D-sectioned band expanding only slightly before narrow transverse ribs forming shoulders either side of a collet retaining a cabochon, probably amethyst or perhaps glass. Faint traces of gilding around the shoulders and bezel. Height 23mm. Width 21mm. Internal width 18mm. Weight 0.9g. For similar examples see KENT-56F957 and NMS-F2F921. c. 13th century.
Created on: Friday 13th September 2013
Last updated: Thursday 30th January 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Postwick with Witton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-324774
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a silver-gilt iconographic finger ring of 15th century date. Only the shoulder panel and part of one side survive as well as a tiny portion of the main uppermost panel. The ring itself is keeled and the surviving part of the side has a pair of incuse cinquefoils. The surviving panel shows what appears to be a pair of standing figures, presumably of saints. A fragment of a similarly-decorated panel survives in the centre. Similar finger-rings with transverse panels of decoration can be seen at LIN-2F6F65, NLM-124B3E, KENT-962EE3, LANCUM-3590E1, BERK-BCBDF5, SUR-91E496 and…
Created on: Friday 13th September 2013
Last updated: Thursday 20th October 2016
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