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    • Primary material: Gold
    • Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL

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Record ID: NMS-2DDFC8
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late medieval or early post-medieval gold posy ring. Very shallow D-sectioned band decorated externally with three rows of stamped square cells leaving a grid pattern in low relief. There is no trace of inlay surviving in the cells. Inscribed internally in roman capitals CONTINV x CONSTANT x. A small worn mark at the beginning of the inscription is probably another x. The ring is now bent out of shape and damaged in several places. Both the external decoration and internal inscription have several parallels including LON-DD00A6 and IOW-1C6D62. Width of band 3mm. Now measuring 24 x …
Created on: Friday 11th March 2016
Last updated: Thursday 9th February 2017
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Record ID: NMS-0E8E47
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post-medieval gold signet ring. The band is flat internally with three external facets, expanding smoothly through the shoulders before a flat, octagonal bezel. The bezel is deeply engraved with a beaded border around a shield bearing A lion rampant, the helm is unusually small and is crowned with a ducal coronet above which the crest comprises A boar's head couped. There is elaborate scrolled mantling to either side of the helm and shield. On the reverse of the bezel at one edge is a stamped maker's mark: F within a triangle. The hoop is now slightly distorted. Height 20mm. Width 22m…
Created on: Tuesday 4th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 21st December 2015
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Record ID: NMS-CBDF6C
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post-medieval gold finger ring. D-sectioned band, plain externally, engraved internally in italic script In thy sight is my delight followed by a stamped maker's mark consisting of a low relief M within a square punch. External diameter 20mm. Internal diameter 17mm. Width of band 3mm.Weight 1.6g. 1615 - 19th century. Seventeenth to 18th examples with similar inscriptions are represented in the collections of the British Museum (museum numbers AF.1301, AF.1302) but neither with the same maker's mark, while examples with M as a maker's mark but different inscriptions include AF.1280,…
Created on: Wednesday 19th November 2014
Last updated: Thursday 13th October 2016
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Record ID: NMS-FFED42
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post-medieval gold finger ring. D-sectioned band, plain externally, engraved internally Continew Constant. There is no maker's mark. External diameter 18mm. Internal diameter 16mm. Width of band 4mm. Weight 2.6g. 17th - 18th century.
Created on: Monday 22nd September 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 4th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wickmere', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-80160D
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post-medieval gold finger ring. D-sectioned band, plain externally, engraved internally MD in irregular or poorly executed roman capitals, with a stamped maker's mark consisting of two worn letters in Black Letter within an oval, T followed by an uncertain letter, perhaps E or D. External diameter 22mm. Internal diameter 18.5mm. Width of band 4.5mm. Weight 5.9g. 17th - 18th century.
Created on: Tuesday 16th September 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 4th October 2016
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Record ID: NMS-6201FE
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post-medieval gold finger ring. D-sectioned band, plain externally, engraved internally in italics In thee my choyc'e I doe rejoyc'e followed by a stamped maker's mark of a Q in low relief within a shield. External diameter 23mm. Internal diameter 19mm. Width of band 4.5mm. Weight 6.6g. A 17th - 18th century posy ring with an internal inscription in similar italics in the collections of the British Museum (museum number AF.1197) has a similar stamped maker's mark, which does not appear in any standard work of reference and is therefore not identifiable.
Created on: Friday 16th May 2014
Last updated: Friday 17th April 2015
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Record ID: NMS-0D2960
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval to post-medieval gold finger ring. The oval-sectioned band expands smoothly from the rear to shoulders which flair before narrowing sharply to join the bezel. The shoulders are engraved to leave a foliate design in low relief, perhaps originally reserved on an inlayed field, although no inlay survives. The bezel is in the form of a high quatrefoil collet with scalloped sides set with a pink or red table cut stone (perhaps a ruby). For similar examples see Oman (1974, pl.26, a, b and pl.27, b for a broadly similar example with enamel). Date: 16th century. Dimens…
Created on: Monday 12th May 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2016
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Record ID: NMS-CFF3F5
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold posy ring. D-sectioned band decorated externally with a foliate design consisting of two stems each with two pairs of leaves before a flower, originally reserved on an enamelled field of which only a tiny pink trace of which survives. Inscribed internally in lombardic script +CAVE+CVI+CREDAS (be careful who you trust) followed by a foliate sprig. Date: c. early 16th century. Dimensions: External diameter 21mm. Internal diameter 17mm. Width of band 4.5mm. Weight 3.7g.
Created on: Friday 9th May 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2016
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Record ID: NMS-CF8A96
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post-medieval gold mourning ring. D-sectioned band decorated externally with a shallow rib at either edge, between which four oval cells alternate with five quatrefoil cells (resulting in two quatrefoils next to each other). The oval cells contain a raised quatrefoil and the quatrefoil cells a raised pellet, originally reserved on a field of white enamel only traces of which now survive. Each cell is connected to the next by a median rib with two pellets to either side which were also probably reserved on an enamelled field, possible tiny black traces of which survive. The internal L…
Created on: Friday 9th May 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2016
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Record ID: NMS-CE74F5
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late medieval or early post-medieval gold mourning ring. D-sectioned band in the form of nine lozengiform panels separated by angled grooves, decorated alternately with reverse S-shapes and angled ribs probably reserved on a field of black enamel or niello, now missing. There are two reverse S-shape panels next to each other. Inscribed internally in Roman capitals * * MEMEN+TOMORI followed by a foliate sprig. Date: The use of Roman capitals for inscriptions on rings was usual in the 16th - 17th century (Oman, 1974, 40 - 41). Dimensions: Width of band 3mm. External …
Created on: Friday 9th May 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 25th May 2016
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Record ID: NMS-6AA818
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: Post-medieval gold mourning ring. D-sectioned band inscribed internally H. Awdeley. ob. 15. nou. 1662 followed by a stamped maker's mark in the form of a low relief W with another smaller letter, possibly an R, above it within a shield. Two shallow parallel lines behind the text may be guidelines for the engraving. Externally the band is engraved with a stylised skull, either side of which is a single line border at either edge between which is crosshatching with a short dash in one corner of each resulting lozengiform field. Black enamel survives in almost all of the …
Created on: Friday 3rd January 2014
Last updated: Thursday 5th May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Attleborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-998996
Object type: EAR RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: Openwork cube, the edges formed from lengths of beaded wire with each face divided into four triangular apertures by two pieces of beaded wire connecting opposing corners. In the centre of each face where the wire crosses is a single granular pellet (two of which are missing), with three pellets at each corner of the cube, except at one where over three quarters of a beaded wire loop, broken at the apex on the outside of the cube, survives, presumeably the remains of a suspension loop. A straight, longitudinal indented line or seam can be seen on several lengths of wire a…
Created on: Thursday 12th December 2013
Last updated: Thursday 11th August 2016
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Record ID: NMS-FC6A81
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval gold finger ring. Almost flat-sectioned band with very slightly convex outer face engraved externally with flowers and leaves. Engraved internally with an inscription Tho far a part yet neare in ♥ followed by a stamped maker's mark, probably SD. Now partially crumpled. Weight 2.6g. Original external diameter circa 20mm. Width of band 4.5mm. Thickness of band 0.5mm. There is an undecorated 17th - 18th century finger ring with a similar inscription (Far apart yet nigh in ♥) in the collections of the British Museum (museum number 1961,1202.221).
Created on: Friday 12th July 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 24th July 2013
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Record ID: NMS-E97505
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval gold finger ring. D-sectioned band, plain externally, inscribed internally ∙ I ∙ LIVE ∙ IN ∙ HOPE ∙ with no maker's mark. External measurements 19 x 20mm. Internal measurements 16 x 17.5mm. Width of band 4mm. Thickness of band 1mm. Weight 3.1g. Very similar to a 17th - 18th century finger ring in the collections of the British Museum (Museum Number 1961,1202.410), with the same inscription, the words of the inscription separated by stars. English inscriptions in roman capitals became more common from the mid 16th century and many examples are known. Mid 1…
Created on: Thursday 11th July 2013
Last updated: Monday 15th July 2013
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Record ID: NMS-6501E3
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval gold posy ring. Shallow D-sectioned band now very squashed and distorted, inscribed internally in italics True to thee I [ll ] ever be followed by a stamped maker's mark possibly EBA (?) in low relief within a rectangle. Italics were commonly used for inscriptions in posy rings from circa 1625 to the 19th century (Oman, 1974, 41). Width of band 3.5mm. Thickness of band 1mm. Weight 3.5g.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd April 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd September 2015
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Record ID: NMS-A54722
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post-medieval gold posy ring. The band consists of seven hearts alternating with seven quatrefoils. The hearts each have a groove around irregularly textured centres perhaps keying for enamel although none now survives. The foils are concave with white enamel surviving in some of the upper and lower cells. Inscribed internally A token of the absent followed by a stamped maker's mark; C. Now squashed. 17th - 18th century. Similar finger rings with shaped bands, enamelled decoration and similar motifs are recorded on the PAS database as BERK-BAB9D4 and YORYM-064A27. These parallels w…
Created on: Tuesday 12th February 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ashby with Oby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-DF72E6
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post-medieval gold dress fastener. Sub-rectangular plate with slightly convex upper edge and slightly concave sides, stepped inwards before short, narrowed, rearward facing hook. There is a sub-rectangular attachment hole at the upper edge with irregular tool-marked edges. There is no trace of any decoration or attachment for additional decorative elements. c. 16th century. Length 20mm. Width 14mm. Thickness of plate 1mm. Weight 2.3g. The lack or decoration and the irregular edge of the attachment hole suggests it is unfinished. The overall construction, apart from the lack o…
Created on: Monday 10th September 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 8th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Foulsham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-872C21
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post-medieval gold finger ring. The hollow hoop, formed from folded sheet, is slightly distorted. An opaque pale blue gemstone en cabochon, perhaps a turquoise, is held within an oval collet by eight small rounded claws projecting from a separate oval rim. The shoulders, the lower ends of which are defined by a chevron of punched dots, are decorated with very finely engraved cross hatching and applied flowers consisting of a sexfoil on a curving stem flanked by two leaves with engraved details. The petals of the flowers are a pinker shade of gold than the rest of the ring. Early 19…
Created on: Monday 25th June 2012
Last updated: Thursday 8th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Narford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-01E153
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval gold finger ring or posy ring. D-sectioned band, now distorted, engraved internally with an open hand and heart before the inscription More loue Cannot giue and a stamped makers mark, G within a rectangle. Width of band 4mm. External measurements 23 x 15mm. Weight 2.59g. 17th century.
Created on: Wednesday 25th January 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 15th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Beeston with Bittering', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-0B9111
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold finger ring with a narrow D-sectioned band, now slightly distorted, which expands and thickens slightly before the bezel which is formed from four rectangular collects arranged around a central, slightly larger rectangular collet to form a cross. Three of the four outer collets retain table cut stones, the central collet a point cut stone, identified as diamonds. The rim of each of the four outer collets is defined by engraved lines with angled engraved lines between on one edge of one collet, forming a border. The edge of each face of the outer collets is further defined by an…
Created on: Tuesday 20th December 2011
Last updated: Monday 12th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Banningham', grid reference and parish protected.


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