Record Details

NHER Number:33167
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval metal find


Metal detecting in 1990/1 recovered a medieval gold finger ring set with a sapphire.

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Map Sheet:TL98NE

Full description

About 1990/91.Metal detecting.
Gold gem ring, with very narrow round section hoop widening slightly at shoulders. Bezel set with a small cabochan-polished blue stone in a simple collet. Rings of this type were made and worn (by men and women) from the 12th to the 14th centuries. This might be early in the series, say 12th/13th century.
Identified by H.Geake (NCM) 31 October 1996. See (S1) and [1].
Inquest not necessary, says A.H. Baker (Coroner). 4 November 1996. Letter from him in file.
W.Milligan (NCM) 9 October 1996.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FINGER RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.

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