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    • Broad period: MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: BM-16EF92
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A medieval finger-ring formed of a slender band which broadens slightly to create a bezel, decorated with a cross between two incised triangles. The hoop of the ring is badly distorted. The ring is gold and dates from the thirteenth century. Dimensions: diameter 19 mm. 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 22nd February 2010
Created on: Friday 21st October 2011
Last updated: Friday 21st October 2011
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Record ID: BM-14CF37
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: The finger-ring is complete, comprising a circular band of comparatively small diameter, indicating that the ring may have been intended for a young person or child. The band was soldered and the feathered join is evident on both the inside and outside faces. The band has been engraved with leaves and flowers between letters in Blackletter script. The decoration comprises a four-petalled flower, repeated three times and flanked each side by springs of foliage. Between the decorative leaves, the inscription appears to read: + I e - l a - veil The inscription is likely t…
Created on: Friday 21st October 2011
Last updated: Friday 2nd March 2012
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Record ID: SF-02FF54
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold finger ring made of a flattened band engraved with flowers and leaves on the external face. The engraving is split into three parts with words engraved between each. From comparable examples these are likely to be in French and may read 'en bon an' which was a fairly common phrase meaning 'a good year'.
Created on: Thursday 20th October 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 16th July 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cretingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-FF5927
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Two pieces of a late medieval iconographic silver gilt finger ring. The fragments consist of the bezel, with one shoulder and the joining opposite shoulder. On the largest piece the flat bezel is roughly engraved with a crucified figure in a loincloth, depicted only down to the knees. Either side of this are crude vertical and oblique lines possibly drapery. Above the head of Christ is another head. The hair is shown as vertical lines and the face is slightly more clearly shown. Either side of this head are cross hatchings and engraved shapes that are difficult to interpret. The shoul…
Created on: Thursday 20th October 2011
Last updated: Thursday 14th November 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wing area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-FE7FD5
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A squashed but complete cast copper-alloy signet ring of late medieval to post-medieval date (c. 15/16th century AD). The bezel takes the form of an elongated octagon with a flat upper surface (L.: 15.5mm, W.: 11.05mm). Carved in intaglio within it is a probable initial 'T' in Lombardic script surmounted by a subtle crown in the same plane as the shoulders. This is surrounded by a fine pellet border. The shoulders narrow into the hoop which has a rectangular cross-section with rounded corners. Similar signet rings, including some with an initial 'T' can be found illustrated in Saunder…
Created on: Thursday 20th October 2011
Last updated: Monday 24th October 2011
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Record ID: SUR-E97661
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A small fragment of a gold ringer ring, probably of later medieval or Tudor date. The fragment is squashed and damaged but appears to have come from a ring with a flat band which expands into a wide bezel. The bezel has a lobed or crimped edge to clasp the missing stone. Decoration comprises random grooves and punched triangles.
Created on: Wednesday 19th October 2011
Last updated: Monday 15th April 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Reigate', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-D5DF14
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A medieval finger-ring, much distorted from its time in the ground. The back of the hoop is plain and the front is decorated with square panels, each engraved with a saltire cross, retaining traces of a black inlay, probably niello. Between the panels are two bands of grooved decoration either side of a plain band. A similar ring was found among the Larkhill Hoard, now at the British Museum (1854,0820.4). The finger-ring is silver and dates from the twelfth century. Dimensions: length 21 mm, width 16 mm. Consequently, in terms of age and as the object contains a minimum…
Created on: Tuesday 18th October 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 18th June 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stagsden', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NCL-D29BB0
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold finger ring of the Medieval date, 13th century. The finger ring is largely complete with a biconical bezel fixed to a circular hoop. The hoop has slightly wider shoulders that taper evenly to the thinnest point opposite the bezel. The hoop is D-shaped in section. A parallel is 2006 T63.
Created on: Tuesday 18th October 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 18th June 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bishop Auckland', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-C067E5
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy finger ring dating to the Medieval period. The object is 'stirrup' shaped with a slender hoop rising to a pointed bezel. At the top of the bezel is an oval recess for a setting, now missing. The sides of this setting have been broken. The hoop is D-shaped in cross-section. The hoop worn and uneven, one side of the hoop measures 2.13mm in width while the opposite side measures 3.35mm, just below the bezel. The object is dark golden brown and has been heavily cleaned. This ring is similar to examples from London (Egan and Pritchard 1991: 326, refs: 1608, 1609). It …
Created on: Monday 17th October 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 1st November 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Goldsborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-844608
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete and misshapen Medieval silver-gilt finger-ring (c. 1200-c. 1350 AD). Treasure case no. 2011 T666. The outer face of the hoop has ten panels all separated by three parallel transverse ribs. Each panel contains a single letter of the inscription: +AVE MARIA G (Ave Maria Gracia) The cross is in the form of a cross potent. Diameter: 25.1mm; width of hoop: 4.1mm; thickness of hoop: 1.8mm. Weight: 2.45g. The find contains a minimum of 10% silver and predates 1711. It thus qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996 in terms of precious metal cont…
Created on: Friday 14th October 2011
Last updated: Monday 15th April 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gatcombe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-8389D5
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A silver gilt iconographic style Medieval finger ring, dating to the 15th Century AD. The ring is complete and in very good condition with little damage or wear. The ring has a three-facetted bezel (measuring 13.25mm long and 3.19mm thick), the side panels being decorated with crude foliate designs and the top panel decorated with crudely incised lines in four small panels. The shoulders of the hoop are moulded stylised acanthus leaves, while further round the hoop is another small moulded division, again similar to an acanthus leaf beneath two horizontal bands, also echoed on the opp…
Created on: Friday 14th October 2011
Last updated: Monday 15th April 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Vale of the White Horse area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-42C900
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy finger ring, probably of the Medieval period (c. 1200-1400). The bezel originally contained a glass cabochon, most of which has now been lost, and the band is narrowed below the shoulders. The ring is rather corroded, with a pitted surface covered in powdery green corrosion products.
Created on: Tuesday 11th October 2011
Last updated: Thursday 25th September 2014
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Record ID: NCL-2E2A48
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A silver finger ring of Medieval date, c. 1300-1500. The finger ring is complete, and is circular in profile and rectangular in section. The bezel decoration consists of a pair of clasped hands, each narrowing slightly toward the wrist, which forms the shoulders. The rest of the ring is separated into four rectangular panels with the outer border and internal lettering of each panel in relief. The field of each panel has been decorated with incised cross-hatching. The panels read: cross potent/Ih/ES/VS. The inside of the ring is undecorated and bears no hallmarks or maker's marks. T…
Created on: Monday 10th October 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 18th June 2013
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Record ID: SF-D84781
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A medieval finger-ring, slightly distorted, consisting of a simple band, rounded on the outside, that terminates in four "claws". These were designed to secure a stone in place, now lost. The finger-ring is gold and dates from the twelfth century (see O. M. Dalton, Catalogue of Finger Rings in the British Museum, 1912, No. 1844 for a comparable example at the British Museum PE AF 1881, set with a sapphire). Dimensions: length 24 mm, width 19 mm. Consequently, in terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulatio…
Created on: Thursday 6th October 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 16th July 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Burrough Green', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-9D2B90
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval gold finger ring. The bezel consists of a lion couchant, moulded in high relief and soldered to the hoop. The beast's rump is faceted with multiple hammer marks. There are deeply moulded grooves on the mane and paws, and a deep groove for the mouth, but the top of the lion's head is worn smooth, with only traces surviving of grooves indicating the nose and eyes. A separate circular sectioned piece of wire extends from the lion's mouth to between its paws, curving back up towards the nose before a break. The hoop in front of the lion is plain before a transverse ridge and slig…
Created on: Monday 3rd October 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 4th June 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Carleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-44FDF0
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A (squashed) Late Medieval gold iconographic finger ring with an inscription on the hoop: le*de* / rme* / *-ma* / *le* / *am* / m--* where the * represents a branch with leaves. The bezel is rectangular and measures 12.04x6.48x1.29mm. It depicts a seated figure holding a sword to the right with a shield or wheel to the left. The figure wears oblong head-gear, perhaps a crown or top of veil. To either side of the head are keying marks, possibly for an enamel inset. The presence of the possible wheel and the sword suggest the figure may represent St Catherine. The hoop extends from …
Created on: Thursday 29th September 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 4th June 2013
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Record ID: SUR-325AB5
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very damaged gold possible finger ring of uncertain but possibly late medieval or Tudor date. The bezel is missing.
Created on: Wednesday 28th September 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 28th September 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LIN-1B0096
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A medieval silver-gilt finger ring. The bezel is decorated with an incised motif of two joined hands. Three incised transverse lines decorated each shoulder of the hoop imitating sleeves. Treasure reference number 2011 T594.
Created on: Tuesday 27th September 2011
Last updated: Monday 15th April 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Keal', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-193E50
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete silver gilt stirrup-shaped finger-ring, about one third of the flattened D-sectioned hoop missing. The rectangular bezel is set with deep pink glass en cabochon. As the hoop begins to rise to the bezel there is a concavity on both faces. Gilding is extant only on the inner face. Width 4.5 - 6mm. External diameter 21.5mm. Internal diameter 19 - 21mm. Length 29mm. Weight 6.48g. Rings of this form were manufactured from the mid 12th to the 14th century (Egan and Pritchard, 1991, 326-7).
Created on: Tuesday 27th September 2011
Last updated: Monday 15th April 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Walsham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-0723C2
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete Medieval silver-gilt finger-ring (1300-1400 AD). Treasure case no. 2011 T590. The ring has a square soldered bezel inscribed with a schematic flower motif. The hoop is rectangular in cross-section and its outer face has been engraved to form letters: +IESVS NAZAR+ (Jesus of Nazareth) In Lombardic style. There is a cross pattée at the beginning and end. There is no gilding on the inside of the hoop. 25.2mm (height); 23.9 (outer diameter); 4.6mm (width of hoop); 1.4mm (thickness of hoop). Weight: 7.07g. The find contains a minimum of 10% silver and predates 1711. It th…
Created on: Monday 26th September 2011
Last updated: Monday 15th April 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shorwell', grid reference and parish protected.


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