Record Details

NHER Number:34477
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman gold coin ring with inset coin of Postumus

Summary

Metal detecting in 1998 discovered an incredibly rare gold ring with an inset coin of the emperor Postumus. The ring survived in good condition and is one of only two such examples ever to be found in Britain. This item was declared to be Treasure and was subsequently purchased by the British Museum.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG20SE
Parish:PORINGLAND, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

December 1997. Metal detecting.
Roman - large gold finger ring with coin of postumus set into bezel.
Identified by J. A. Davies (NCM) 1997.
See full description in file.
Acquired by the British Museum under 1996 Treasure Act.
See Treasure file for full documentation.
K. Sussams (NCM) 10 May 1999.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Publication: Sussams, K.. 1999. The Quarterly. No 34. p 16.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1998. Paul finds rare Roman coin-ring. 3 April.

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