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Gold jewelry Roman to modern

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1500 BC to 1stC BC

Bronze Age Tress Ring C1000BC

Lock-Rings

Ornaments, whose function is unknown, made from gold plates in triangular cross-section and secured by a binding strip, resulting in a hollow ring. The face plates can be decorated with repoussé decoration or with fine concentric incised lines imitating fine wire works. More rarely, lock-rings are made from face plates obtained from individual gold wires soldered together.

 

Bronze Age Tress Ring C1000BC

References

  • Eogan, G. 1969. 'Lock-rings' of the Late Bronze Age. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 67C, 93-148

3.12g,27.07mm long

Complete unit at the British museum

Stunning pair of solid gold 1300 BC armlet rings - reported to museum as treasure

7.06g, 9.25mm W x 11..45mm dia

Circa 1300 BC Bronze age gold open backed triple banded gold ring

3.48g, 13.73mm dia x 6.74mm H - Donated to Colchester museum

 

 

 

Roman period

 

4thC Roman gold ring with green stone

Unique ID: ESS-E2A327

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated

Complete but damaged and distorted, late 4th century Roman gold filigree finger ring. The hoop and shoulders are formed from beaded and twisted wires on a narrow backing plate. The shoulders are decorated with spirals with small gold globules at their centres and clusters between. There are six spirals on one shoulder (in two vertical rows of three) and five on the other (in two vertical rows, one of three and the other of two, presumably missing the third spiral). A collar in the form of a twisted rope design surrounds the round bezel setting. The bezel setting contains a round, domed green glass fitting, badly cracked. The ring has an internal diameter of 200mm by 4mm (distorted) and weighs 4.35g. A similar example can be seen in Johns and Potter, 1983, The Thetford Treasure: Roman Jewelry and silver.

Notes:

This object ws reported and declared treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. It was subsequently acquired by Colchester Museums.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Acquired by Colchester Museums

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2004T356

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 350
Date to: Circa AD 400

 

Saxon period

 

1.25g, 9.84mm dia

Enamelled roundel, with a gold backplate and a gold outer wall which is very perfectly and neatly soldered on, but at one point now torn and distorted. Extremely slender internal cell walls of gold pick out a human figure from the waist up, holding out the left arm and with a further curving wall perhaps depicting the right arm. Both cells of the figure, head/body/left arm and right arm, are filled with dark green enamel, and there is white opaque enamel outside.

This roundel is about the right size to come from a finger-ring, and circular roundels of similar size are known from tenth-century gold finger-rings such as PAS-D681D8, LON-3478C7, and two noted in Treasure Annual Reports but not yet on the PAS database (TAR2003, no.110; 2003T 24 and TAR2001, no. 46; 2001T11). All of these depict a four-petalled flower, but different designs are found in base metals on LVPL500 (a four-cell pattern with alternating red T-cells and blue mushroom cells) and LON-A2FD02 (a rectangular field with two petal shapes). See DENO-5BCF87, however, for the four-petal enamelling on a copper-alloy ring.

Another detached roundel of similar size, but with a design of the Hand of God, was reported as Treasure in 2006 (T242; TAR 2005/6, no. 286), and interpreted as a setting from a larger religious object such as an altar cross, book cover or reliquary. The opaque white and dark green enamels of ESS-9E6D71are easily paralleled among these finds, but the particular motif, with a hand raised in blessing, does not appear to have been noted before.

These enamel settings are well known from Continental workshops, but the number now known from the 9th to 11th centuries in England (including very high quality work such as the Alfred Jewel) shows that they are also likely to have been made here.

1.25g, 9.84mm diameter.

Notes:

The object fulfils the Treasure Act (1996) in that it is more than 300 years old and has a precious metal content exceeding 10%.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Undergoing further examination at a museum

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2010T169

Anglo Saxon gold button with tiny stone inlays - reported to museum as treasure

2.31g, 18.5mm dia

Staffordshire hoard example of complete button

Viking 9th-10thC gold finger ring - reported as treasure to meseum

2.05g, 10.33mm W

Stunning Saxon gold coin pendant - reported to museum as treasure

1.35g, 15mm dia

Frankish gold Tremissis issued by minter Madelinus Dorestad the Netherlands mid 600s

The coin is not Saxon but the rest of the pendant might be. This is the Madelinus type from Dorestad in the Netherlands, which has been found in England in relatively large numbers. I shall record it as EMC 2015.0083.

Best wishes,

Martin

Early medieval gold ring - reported as treasure to museum

24mm,1.32g

 

 

 

Medieval period 11th to 15thC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medieval Iconic gold decorated ring - 2.96g, 18.87mm dia, 3,34mm w x 1.46mm thick

On display in Colchester museum

Black Sapphire Medieval gold ring 21.93mmdia,2.51g

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers

Treasure 2008 T580 Medieval finger ring.

Gold Medieval finger ring with black stone setting. 21.95mm external diameter, 18.97mm internal diameter. 1.82mm wide, 1.54mm thick. The bezel measures 8.59mm by 7.31mm, and is 4.25mm thick. THe bezel has faceted edges, 6 sided onto a flat base. There is a small amount of damage to the side. Weight 2.48mm

James Robinson, British Museum Report: A Medieval finger-ring with a simple wire hoop and a symmetrical hexagonal bezel set with a sapphire. The finger-ring is gold, and dates from the late twelfth or the thirteenth century. 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.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Colchester Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2008T580

 

Monster find - C14thC Early medieval gold ring - reported as treasure to museum

Interesting hand punched lettering which has a barred A with additional top bar like on short cross coins of Class7 and an unbarred A also on the ring.

"DEBAL GUD GUDANI +" which is Gothic, meaning "God of Gods"

 

4.22g, 4.49mm H x 22.59mm W

TREASURE CASE 2011 T760 Medieval gold finger ring

Disposition: Disclaimed by Colchester & Ipswich Museum Service.

Description: Finger-ring, considerably distorted, consisting of a flat band, with facets engraved with an inscription which reads + D E B A L . G U D G U D A N I The inscription carried amuletic meaning and is derived from the words TEBAL GUT GUTTANI This phrase was commonly invoked in the Middle Ages as a charm for ailments, such as toothache (see O. M. Dalton, Catalogue of Finger Rings in the British Museum, 1912, cat.nos. 866, 872, 873). The finger-ring is gold and dates from the fourteenth century.

Dimensions: height 22 mm, width 12 mm.

J P Robinson Curator of Late Medieval Collections 17th February 2012

Inscription: + D E B A L . G U D G U D A N I

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2011T760

Medieval gold ring - reported as treasure to museum

1.89g, 24mm

Medieval gold ring with black sapphire pushed inside - reported as treasure to museum

22mm, 2.98g

 

Circa 13th C Medieval gold posy ring with full Lombardic inscription and with the flower possibly representing the wound of Christ- working on the legend to dechiper it - Reported as treasure to Colchester museum 22.38mm O/dia x 1.64mm T , 2.77g

Legend reads : * CN IIS LK VUI CK LOOIJ

Unique ID: ESS-FA2D57

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers

TREASURE CASE 2009 T110: Medieval gold finger ring

A Medieval finger-ring consisting of a single loop, flattened, with an inscription running along the narrow internal surface. Much of the inscription is illegible, but the remainder appears to read:

TOUT ??E ?E VOUS CE ??UE

The language is French and the disposition of the words characteristic of late medieval love tokens.

The finger-ring is gold and dates from the fifteenth century.

Report by: J P Robinson Curator of Medieval Collections 7th October 2009

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.

Inscription: TOUT ??E ?E VOUS CE ??UE

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

 

 

Medieval gold ring 26.97mm, 4.77g

Undiagnostic

Stunning c 15thC Medieval engraved gold ring - 1.23g, 19.50mm dia

FINGER RING

Unique ID: ESS-A3CCF3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers

Medieval gold finger ring. The band has engraved decoration in the form of three flowers on stems with inscriptions inbetween. The internal band is plain and undecorated. There is no makers mark or hall mark. The band is wide, thick. The band is damaged and the shape distorted; in its current condition the ring has an external measurements of 19.45mm by 12.14mm, and internal measurements of 18.19mm by 10.82mm.

A medieval gold finger-ring in the form of a flattened band, now distorted. The ring is engraved with a black letter inscription which reads: +de le bien(?), probably an amatory phrase meaning 'of, or for, the good'. Each word is separated by motifs of flowers and sprigs. The find therefore qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996 in terms of both age and precious metal content and should go forward to inquest. Beverley Nenk Dept Prehistory and Europe British Museum 17th December 2008

Inscription: +de le bien(?)

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Colchester & Ipswich Museum Service
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2008T235

Medieval inscribed gold ring - no hall marks

'IIIy GOD is al '“My God is al[l]”.

22mm dia,2.80g

Medieval gold finger ring 1.71g,15.40g

undiagnostic

Late Medieval gold ring 1.18g - 24.26mm dia, 2.65 mm D x 0.73mm thick

Unique ID: ESS-AD1C00

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers

Complete gold finger ring. The ring takes the form of a simple band. The hoop of the ring is flat in section and is of equal width and thickness for its circumference. On the outer face of the hoop is an engraved inscription, now partial due to wear. It reads +PVR [?] VOSTR[E].........[S]ENS SV??[ST].......??[MARIA monogram ?] There are no traces of enamel. The hoop is now distorted. The external diameter of the hoop is 24.26mm lengthways and 2.65mm across the narrower diameter. The hoop is 2.42mm wide and 0.74mm thick. It weighs 1.18g.

Notes:

Then inscription is so worn that it is impossible to decipher. There are no similar inscriptions on rings in the British Museum. However, the form of the lettering and the initial cross can be paralleled in inscriptions on rings of serjeants-at-law of the 16th to early 17th century.

The object contains a minimum of 10% gold and is over 300 years old. Consequently it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996 in terms of both age and precious metal content. The artefact has been disclaimed as treasure.

Inscription: +PVR [?] VOSTR[E].........[S]ENS SV??[ST].......??[MARIA monogram ?]

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2006T444

Early hand made pure gold ring - no hall marks 1.18g, 23.26mm x 1.06mm T

Undiagnostic

 

 

Plain medieval gold ring - reported as treasure to museum

2.37g, 22.16mm

Undiagnostic

TREASURE CASE 2011 T255 Medieval Finger Ring

A medieval finger-ring with a D-sectioned hoop. The outside of the hoop has cabled decoration which alternates with bands of beading enclosing areas engraved with flowers. The ring would originally have been enamelled, but no traces of enamel remain. It is distorted and has evidence of much wear. The finger-ring is gold and dates from the fifteenth century.

Dimensions: length 22 mm, width 18 mm.

J P Robinson Curator of Medieval Collections 5th January 2012

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2011T255

Construction looks late medieval c 1500 AD- gold ring top with green stone - reported as treasure to museum

0.26g

Medieval gold ruby ring - reported as treasure to museum

4 of the tiny rubies remain still captured in their settings

Spectacular c13thC medieval gold annular brooch

+AMOR VINCIT OMNIA -(Love Conquers All)

2.55g, 18mm dia

Early medieval gold ring fragment - reported as treasure to museum

20.79mm x 1.14g

 

15thC decorated gold ring - reported as treasure to museum

4.00g, 22.11mm

TREASURE CASE 2011 T255 Medieval Finger Ring

A medieval finger-ring with a D-sectioned hoop. The outside of the hoop has cabled decoration which alternates with bands of beading enclosing areas engraved with flowers. The ring would originally have been enamelled, but no traces of enamel remain. It is distorted and has evidence of much wear. The finger-ring is gold and dates from the fifteenth century.

Dimensions: length 22 mm, width 18 mm.

J P Robinson Curator of Medieval Collections 5th January 2012

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2011T255

13thC Medieval gold ring bezel with black sapphire - reported as treasure to museum

1.05g,11.13mm

Medieval decorated gold ring with green stone - reported to Colchester museum as treasure

20.01mm,1.43g

TREASURE CASE 2011 T252 Medieval finger ring

Disposition: Disclaimed by Colchester & Ipswich Museum Service

A medieval finger-ring of roughly stirrup shape, set with a green stone (possibly glass or emerald). The shoulders are decorated with punched bosses amidst leaves and tendrils, possibly intended to represent a vine with grapes. The hoop is badly distorted. The finger ring is gold and dates from the thirteenth century.

Dimensions: length 22 mm, width 18 mm.

J P Robinson Curator of Late Medieval Collections 17th February 2012

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2011T252

 

Medieval gold ring -decorated with hanging fruit and vine

1.46g, 24.49mm

TREASURE CASE 2011 T213 Medieval finger ring

Disposition: Disclaimed by Colchester & Ipswich Museum Service. Description: A medieval finger-ring, very much distorted and missing the stone which originally decorated the bezel. The ring is roughly stirrup-shaped with decorative bosses along the shoulders running along a raised ridge. The bosses have punched decoration giving them the appearance of clusters of granulation. The ring is gold and dates from the thirteenth century. Dimensions: length 25 mm, width 18 mm. J P Robinson Curator of Medieval Collections 17th February 2012

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2011T213

 

 

17.43mm,1.58g

 

17th/18thC Gold posy ring inscribed LOVE VIRTUE HATE VICE

Maker WH

Reported to museum as possible treasure

 

Medieval twisted wire gold ring - no hall marks

22.34mm, 2.73g

Treasure Case: 2010 T257. Medieval finger ring

Date: 14th-15th century

Date of discovery: 26 March 2010

Circumstances of discovery: While searching with a metal-detector.

Description: A late medieval gold finger-ring, the hoop formed from a band cut to resemble a double twist. The surface of each alternate twist is textured. The ring is distorted, and has a small split at one point.

Dimensions: Max diameter: 23mm.

The find therefore qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996 in terms of both age and precious metal content.

Beverley Nenk Dept Prehistory and Europe British Museum 24 January 2011

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to landowner after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2010T257

 

C12thC medieval emerald gold ring - reported as treasure to the museum 0.48g, 14.54mm

Treasure Report: 2011 T88 'Colchester District', Essex: Medieval finger ring

Description: A medieval finger-ring with an oval bezel set with a green stone. The hoop of the ring is very thin and badly distorted, with some damage at one end.

The finger-ring is gold and dates from the late twelfth or early thirteenth century.

Dimensions: length 22 mm, width 14 mm.

Discussion: For comparable pieces, see TAR 1998-1999, pages 55-57, nos. 107, 111, 112 and 113 and TAR 2000, pages 60-61, nos. 89 and 91Consequently, 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.

Report by: J P Robinson, Curator of Late Medieval Collections. 15th December 2011

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2011T88

 

 

Ancient Gold band - 9g - 8.4mm W x 27.24mm L x 1.18mm T

Medieval gold ring with sapphire - 24.12mm dia, 11.42g - report to Colchester museum as treasure

Treasure Case: 2009 T501 Tendring District : medieval finger ring
Date: 13th Century

Date of Discovery: 15th September 2009

Circumstances of discovery: Whilst searching with a metal detector

Description: A Medieval cast gold stirrup-shaped finger ring set with a dark blue stone setting on the bezel. The stone has been highly polished and is irregularly shaped, with both curved and angular edges. The ring is in good condition, apart from several small scratches on the outside of the hoop. It measures 28.67mm by 24.09mm and has in internal diameter of 19.73mm. It weighs 11.32 grams. The hoop is 3.62mm wide, 1.56mm thick, increasing at the bezel to 5.64mm wide and 7.56mm thick.

Discussion: The stone is probably sapphire, however analysis would need to be undertaken to determine this.

Disposition: Disclaimed. Returned to finder.

The object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal and is over 300 years old. Consequently it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996 in terms of both age and precious metal content.

Report by: Laura McLean Finds Liaison Officer, Essex Colchester & Ipswich Museum Service October 2009

Class: Stirrup-shaped

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2009T501

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: AD 1200
Date to: AD 1300

Medieval gold ring - full inscription inside and out - reported to Colchester museum as treasure

inner - PEULET Z (FRENCH NAME )

Outer - SF UNY

 

17.18mm, 4.17g

Stunning medieval gold statue pendant - C15th judging by the Lombardic script on the scroll . This is probably to do with the Catholic church (DEI) and one of the members suggested FRCO is St Francis

Script reads ECCE +ANGUS+DEI - reported to Colchester museum as treasure

32.80mm H ,11.46g

 

Treasure Report:   2008 T581                                                                            
Parish/County:          Tendring District, Essex

A medieval figure of John the Baptist. The saint is shown not in his usual attribute of a camel skin, but in the robes of a prophet. He gestures with his right hand to a salver, which he holds in his left. This was originally designed to carry a lamb, signifying the Lamb of God. A scroll issues from the Saint’s left hand and is inscribed with the words
: ECCE +ANGUS+DEI
(Behold, the Lamb of God)

The figure stands on a small plinth with a finished base. It is designed to be seen in the round and on its back there is a loop for attachment to an object. It would probably have been entirely enamelled, but no traces of enamel survive on the figure.

The figure is gold and dates from the late fifteenth or early sixteenth century.

Dimensions: height 33 mm, width 11 mm, depth 10 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

P Robinson
Curator of Medieval Collections
30th March 2009

Reported as treasure to the museum and will go on to the British museum for tests and dating. 26.97mm, 4.77g

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13thC Medieval gold ring - reported as treasure to museum

24mm, 2.0g

What looked like a modern gold plated ring is actually a lot earlier and gold sheet on an inner core.The punched decoration on the outside is actually writing in Lombardic type script which suggest medieval. I can read the word 'Little' but it is very difficult to make out the rest. I am not sure what the inner core is so I have reported it as potential treasure to the museum in case it is 10% gold or silver by weight

Medieval rolled gold ring ?? - reported as potential treasure to museum

1.69g,19mm

Medieval green stone gold ring - reported to museum as treasure

0.61g,12.5mm

Cannot clean off the black tar substance sticking to it as it has to be handed in uncleaned as a treasure item.

Stunning 14thC medieval gold ring - reported as treasure to museum

1.26g, 20mm

Lombardic script possibly Latin

Medieval gold finger ring - no marks - reported as treasure to museum

1.99g, 28mm

 

 

 

 

 

Tudor

 

 

 

16thC enamelled sectioned gilded silver top and solid gold decorated pendant- reported as treasure to museum

0.84g, 19.36mm L

 

Stonking gold decorated pin head with 2 small cut outs - it 'feels' early and could be even medieval - reported to museum as potential treasure

 
Stuart

 

17th/18thC gold posy ring - reported to museum as potential treasure

'GOD FOR EVER BLESS US FOREVER

26mm, 3.16g

 

17th C gold ring

Unique ID: ESS-BCF304

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers

Complete gold ring. The hoop has a D shaped section. The exterior is engraved with cross hatching within borders, extending around the entirety of the hoop. The border and cross-hatching retain some black enamel within the engraving. The interior of the loop is stamped with a hallmark that appears to have been deliberately obliterated. A maker's mark ‘II’ is visible. The ring has an external diameter of 18.94mm. The width of hoop is 3.86mm and the object weighs 2.73g. It dates from the second half of the 17th century to the first quarter of the 18th century.

Notes:

This object was reported under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. It was subsequently disclaimed and returned to the finder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2005 T312

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1650
Date to: Circa AD 1725

 

On display at Colchester museum

Unique ID: ESS-CFFF26

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated

Complete gold post-medieval finger ring. The hoop is formed from a thin band that is semicircular in section, having a flat inner face. The exterior of the hoop is engraved with a skull flanked by pointed triangular panels with traces of white enamel in a lozenge pattern. The skull may once have been enamelled black. The interior of the ring is inscribed Prepared be to follow me IK ob 4 1st 67’ (IK having died 4th January 1667), containing much of its original black enamelling. The inscription is followed by the maker’s mark BW in a rectangular shield. This is a characteristic type of mourning ring. There are thirteen similar examples in the British Museum dating from the 1660’s to the 1730’s (Dalton ring cat. 1912, numbers 1462-1474). Dalton illustrates similar black enamelled skulls (1471-1472) and similar triangular panels (1474).

Notes:

This item was reported and declared treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. It was subsequently purchased by Colchester Museums.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Purchased by Colchester Museums

 

17th/18th gold posy ring reported as treasure to the museum

3.29g, 20.16mm dia

'LOVE AS I YOU ELSE I DIE' - maker mark - old English FC

TREASURE CASE 2012 T74: Post Medieval finger ring

Date: Post Medieval

Description: Post Medieval gold finger ring. The band is slightly distorted and has a shallow 'D' shaped cross section. The inside is inscribed with "Love as' I or else I die" followed by the makers mark JC within a rectangle. The ring is 20.50mm by 19.29mm in diameter, is 3.70mm wide and 1.13mm thick. It weighs 3.25 grams.

Discussion: A ring with a similar inscription ' . . . v Love I til I die' was recorded as 2009T422 (LON-3EFD56 on the PAS database) with the comments: This may be a version of inscriptions recorded by Joan Evans, such as 'Love as I or else I die'... Similar inscriptions seem to have been in use from the 17th century onwards.

The object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal and is over 300 years old. Consequently it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996 in terms of both age and precious metal content.

Disposition: Disclaimed

 

Stunning 17th/18thC gold posy ring - reported as treasure to museum

21.85mm,6.73g

Brilliant misspelled inscription

'AS I EXPECT SOE LET ME FIND

'A FAITHFUL FREIND AND A CONSTANT MIND'

Date: 17th - 18th Century

Treasure case tracking number: 2012T246

Description: gold posy ring, large heavy D-shaped, with inscription engraved in lower case on inside:

As I expect soe let me find

A faithfull friend and a constant mind

Stamped with maker's mark BA in capitals in a rectangle, this mark does not appear on any ring in the British Museum and has not so far been identified.

Dimensions: Weight: 7.4g, Diameter: 22.11mm, Width: 4.40mm, Thickness: 1.94mm

Discussion: Joan Evans records a version of this inscription with heart instead of friend, in books of lovers compliments, of 1685 and 1715.

In view of this, the ring may date to 18th Century and there is not enough evidence to confirm that it is pre 1712.

The ring cannot be securely dated to pre-1712 and as such falls outside the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996

17thC - gold ring - acquired by Colchester museum

Stunning Black and white enameled gold ring - double banded with inscription on both upper and lower bands.5.83g, 25.91mm L x 8.40mm W

Top legend -LEI TRVTEE ADVANCE

Bottom legend - ECHE . FORTVNES CHAVNG

Unique ID: ESS-8DC2D6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated

Treasure Case: 2010 T165 Colchester District: Post Medieval Finger Ring

Date: Post Medieval - 16th to 17th Century

Date of Discovery: 7th March 2010

Circumstances of discovery: Whilst searching with a metal detector.

Description: Cast gold finger ring with a groove around its circumference to give the impression of two bands. Each of the 'bands' is decorated with eight cast spirals, with each spiral separated by oblique lines. The recesses of the spirals contain traces of black enamel while the recesses of the oblique lines contain traces of white enamel. In its current condition, it measures The inside of the hoop is inscribed over two lines: LET TRVTHE ADVANCE / ECHE FORTVNES CHAVNG (the last word was probably intended to be CHANCE).

The ring is complete, but distorted. In its current condition it measures 25.93mm by 6.82mm. The band is 8.09mm wide and 1.97mm thick. It weighs 5.78 grams.

Disposition: Acquired by Colchester & Ipswich Museums (Colchester Museum). \ccession number COLEM : 2011.77

The object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal and is over 300 years old. Consequently it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996 in terms of both age and precious metal content.

Report by:

Laura McLean, Essex Finds Liaison Officer

Inscription: LET TRVTHE ADVANCE / ECHE FORTVNES CHAVNG

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Colchester & Ipswich Museums
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2010T165

17th/18thC gold posy ring - reported as treasure to museum

'TRUE TO THEE ILE EVER BE'

19.25mm dia, 3.69g

Maker AW (Old English Script) No hall marks

17th/18thC gold ring - inscription uses old style long S as a normal S - Maker Rh - no hallmarks

4.41g, 19.66mm

Inscription reads 'CONTENT IS A TREASURE'

Long style S went out of use between 1782 and 1793

'CONTENT IS A TREASURE'

An italicized long s used in the word "Congress" in the United States Bill of Rights

Reported as treasure to museum

17th/18thC gold posy ring - Great mis spelling

'*LOVE . TO. BE. LOVEED'

3.52g,19.35mm

Reported as treasure to museum

Medieval gold ring - inscribed LUV - reported as treasure to museum

0.74g, 16.74mm

TREASURE CASE 2010 T256: Modern finger ring

Date: possibly late 18th Century

Description: Tiny gold ring, very thin plain hoop, stamped inside with maker's mark I.S with pellet between in oblong shield and what may be a date letter.

Discussion: The earliest possible mark that resembles this I.S mark in Grimwade is no. 1654 for John Spencer, entered 1739. Other similar marks are all late 18th Century. This suggests that this ring is not more than 300 years old.

Dimensions: Weight: 0.8g Diameter: 14.9mm Band Width: 1mm Thickness: 0.7mm

The find dates to later than 1710 and as such falls outside the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996.

Judy Rudoe Curator of Renaissance & Later Collections Department of Prehistory & Europe The British Museum

References: Grimwade, A. 1976, London goldsmiths 1697-1837: their marks and lives from the original registers at Goldsmiths' Hall and other sources, London.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Undergoing further examination at a museum

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2010T2

 
 
Georgian

Georgian gold on silver signet ring - no hall marks

1726 gold mourning ring - Legend with black enamel reads

TIM COOKE 1726 AGE 73

2.07g, 20.34mm dia

Gold ring Birmingham mint 1816

1789 gold mourning ring, 3.48g 24.22mm

18thC Plain Intaglio gold ring fragment - gold over bronze

1.51g,17.31mm

Very interesting gold ring, Chester mintmark .625% gold date letter Script capital F Looks to be early 18thC

22 carat 1815 George III Gold finger ring - date letter U

London mint , duty paid mark- bust of George III

1.10g,20mm

Gold ring - missing stone 1.01g, 18.99mm dia - reported as treasure to Colchester museum

Unique ID: ESS-C750F0

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated

Small gold ring, thin circular-section band with empty oval stone setting. The ring is distorted and the setting damaged

Notes:

The ring is Post-Medieval but very hard to date due to its simple form, but it is possibly late 18th or early 19th Century.

The find dates to later than 1709 and as such falls outside the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996.

Judy Rudoe Curator of Renaissance & Later Collections Department of Prehistory & Europe The British Museum

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being declared not Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2009T220

 

1819 - 18 carat gold signet Georgian gold brooch

 

William IV

 

1834 gold ring - London with duty paid bust Maker is probably James Young

1.43g, 19.55mm

18.74mm, 5.62g

Outer Band - In memory of

Inner inscription - Anna C Round Ob 5th Ap 1822

Maker TM -18 carat Sheffield hallmark 1829

Gold mourning ring of Richard Wall aged 80 died in 1797 - some black enameling remaining

Legend reads - OB 21st OCT 1797 // E 80 RICHD WALL

18thC possible 1.25 carat 'Mine cut' diamond gold ring - reported as potential treasure 4.17g, 17.64 mm dia

This is a very early piece of gold jewelry as what looked initially gold plated is actually solid gold and the black crust matches the growth recently found on low grade Celtic gold coins.

I exposed small parts of the black to reveal the gold but cannot clean it up any further as treasure has to sent to the museum in as dug condition.

Putting it under a scope you can clearly see where a central intaglio or similar was probably fitted.

One for the museum experts but what a great find - At a guess I would vote Roman and possibly an ear ring.

1.28g, 20.69mm L

Stunning pure gold pendant - twister wire is Roman style and the knops are Tudor but the missing stone fittings a look Georgian.

At guess I would say 16th/17thC - reported to Colchester museum as treasure and their experts will ID

1.45g, 14.72mm

Gold ring 1.31g,20.40mm dia

Treasure case 2009 T500

Date: Undiagnostic

Description: Misshapen small plain gold band. There is no inner inscription or makers mark on the ring, therefore it is not possible to accurately date this finger-ring.

The undiagnostic nature of this find makes it impossible to date to pre-1709 and as such it falls outside the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996.

Caroline Barton The British Museum 28/01/2010

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being declared not Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2009T500

 

Repaired

Staggeringly beautiful 16thC Tudor gold key brooch - reported as treasure to museum, disclaimed

1.80g, 36mm L

 

2- Solid gold Georgian cuff links

18thC rose gold ring top bezel - missing stone

0.62g, 11.65mm H

Georgian rose gold button with stone

13mm dia, 1.54g

Georgian gold triple sided fob chain hanging decoration - 3 missing stones

Georgian gold fob chain decoration

Georgian Double sided seal ring - Continental

Obv Crown SR

Rev Susan

20.12mm dia,4.27g

 

 

Victorian

 

22 carat 1852 Victorian bust mark London hallmarked gold ring

 

1.75g, 18.51mm dia

Modern (early 19th century) gold finger ring with lozengeform bezel containing four circular recesses for missing stones. The underneath of the bezel is hollow. The shoulders have an openwork design shaped like a 'comma'. It is 18.46mm in diameter, the band is 2.11mm wide, 0.90mm thick, the bezel measures 11.18mm by 8.15mm and is 2.85mm thick. There are no hall marks on the ring.

Notes:

Due to the date of the ring (19th century) it does not qualify as Treasure under the Treasure Act (1996).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1800
Date to: Circa AD 1850

 

19thC Gold on silver signet ring

1890 9 carat gold ring - Birmingham hall mark - Marker JM

3.36g, 18.95mm

Man's gold signet ring - inscribed LW

Maker P&G 9 carat Date letter W - still working on the date

4.70g, 23.32mm

No hallmarks will make this gold ring difficult to date

Double skinned Victorian gold ring - Chester hall mark 18 carat - Date letter 'F' 1889

Inscription - 'Alie July 5 1894'

Stunning 1851 Victorian 18 carat gold signet ring - AB

Birmingham hall mark, date letter C

Maker P.F.J

22mm dia , 7.30g

Fascinating gold ring - no hall marks so could be early - 26 diamond/stones and 25 remain - one is loose as in the picture. They look like rough cut diamonds and all are different shapes.

 

1886 - 9 carat signet ring - Birmingham mint, circle M

1.61g, 11.68mm W

Another 18 carat gold ring with rubies - no hall marks

It could be a lot older than it looks so reported to museum as potential treasure

3.76g, 4.16mm

Disclaimed by museum as post 1714

Pretty 18 carat emerald gold ring - no hall marks and each stone is a different shaped cut

It could be a lot older than it looks so reported to museum as potential treasure

2.46g, 19.71mm

Disclaimed by museum as post 1714

Victorian Childs 9 carat gold ring with glass stones 14.18mm,0.45g

Amethyst and gold pendant - not certain of age so reported as potential treasure to museum - no hallmarks

 

12.45g - 18 carat gold seal ring - very tricky to date as the assay office mark is worn and appears to be Chester.- the crown 18 carat mark was introduced in 1790 and the date letter style 'i' best suits 1784 although the lower case 'i' was also used in 1872. It is probably 1872 because of the crown 18 mark.

I cannot find the maker T.P listed

Decorated gold locket with red stone - reported as possible treasure to museum

Victorian gold pendant

Victorian gold ring - reported as treasure to the museum

1.53g, 26.17g

 

TREASURE CASE 2010 T172: Modern finger ring

Date: 19th Century or later

Description: Fragment of a ring, pale reddish gold, a hollow hoop with empty stone setting and applied 'tears' on the shoulders. In the absence of anything comparable in the British Museum collections it is difficult to date this ring, but it is unlikely to be earlier than the 19th c.

Dimensions: Weight: 1.53g Diameter: 26.17mm

The find dates to later than 1710 and as such falls outside the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996.

Judy Rudoe Curator of Renaissance & Later Collections Department of Prehistory & Europe The British Museum

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being declared not Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2010T172

Chronology

6Broad period: MODERN
Period from: MODERN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: AD 1800
Date to: AD 1900

Victorian gold signet ring - Continental mark

Huge Victorian gold name badge - possibly French name - fretwork sides and blue stone in mount

Continental - no hall marks

[French, from Old French, to recall, memory, from Latin subvenīre, to come to mind

42mm L , 3.51g

 

1855 - 9 carat gold ring - 2.58g, Mintmark Birmingham (anchor G)

 

 

Victorian gold mount

0.55g, 14.55mm L

Victorian Gold ring bezel or cuff link with coloured stone

22 carat Victorian gold collar stud

0.62g

Victorian Rose gold cane band
Gold cufflink

1897 Gold cufflink - Sheffield Rose mark - 9 carat

Marks 375, rose,lion date letter O

Marker CW S

2.04g, 18mm

Charles Westwood & Sons (registered Jun 1896)

Hall Street, Birmingham

Victorian gold signet ring Victorian gold signet ring 19thC solid gold cuff link
Solid gold cuff links, 18 carat with a makers mark TC. They are probably 19thC by the engraved lettering style WLA, they appear to have have a foreign mark which requires more research.

1891 Gold locket - Chester hall mark, maker JS - Possibly John Sutter of Liverpool

2.52g

Gold ring reported to museum as treasure

3.92g, 25.25mm outer dia 3.12mm thick

Unique ID: ESS-45AA66

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers

Modern gold finger ring. British Museum Report: Gold finger ring made of three strands of twisted metal, which are flattened at the bezel to create a thin sheet. The hoop is slightly out of shape; the bezel has twisted and has cracks within it.

Weight 3.92 grams; 25.2 mm outer diameter; 3.1 mm thick. An imitation of Roman-style jewelry that was popular in the 19th century. Therefore, it is not Treasure. N. Awais-Dean British Museum 31/10/07

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being declared not Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2007T154

 
20thC

1917 Chester hallmarked 18 carat gold ring with diamond maker W&H Ld

William Hutchinson
Belgrave Terrace
Birmingham

Assay Office Chester

Gold ring - 1980 Birmingham hall mark - 22 carat 3.17g, 22.98mm dia

Maker L&S Levi & Salaman Birmingham

9carat gold ring Birmingham hall mark 2003

20thC Gold ring with stone - marked 9 carat gold

Maker JHW

J.H.W without outline
John Henry Wynn (possibly) ,
44 Hylton Street, Birmingham
Birmingham 1924 hallmark

1915 - 9 Carat gold ring - Birmingham date letter q - Maker RP

Robert Pringle & Sons
Clerkenwell Road
London EC1

9 carat gold - .25 carat diamond ring - 1.51g

Continental and English hall marks - HG Ltd

Gold ring with full set of hall marks- London 1942 - Maker *B

2.91g,19.33mm

1904 Birmingham 9 carat rose gold ring - Marker AH

1987 London hall mark 9 carat gold ring Maker SMC

0.99g 20.31mm

1980 London hall mark 9 carat gold ring Maker W&G

1.80g, 20.99mm

20thC Gold pendant marked .375 (9 carat)

Gold signet ring - Chester hall mark 1921 -4.77g

20thC Continental 9carat gold and platinum diamond ring - Marked PLAT 9 CT

18.82mm dia, 1.73g

1939 Birmingham hallmark gold RAF sweetheart badge

20thC 14k gold Mexican Madonna pendant

1911 Mans gold signet 'love' ring - Inscribed inside D.K.G - external JCIE

18 carat Chester hall mark Maker JH

21.3mm dia,4.86g

1909 18 carat gold ring - Chester hallmark - Maker JH & S - John Hamilton & Son

18.89mm,3.79g

Three different gold colours to form single ring - London hallmark 9 carat 1973 - 6.87g

Maker JS & Co

1983 - London hallmark 9 carat diamond and emerald ring - 1.26g, 19.31mm

Pretty 18 carat gold ring - Continental hallmarks I have not seen before - no idea of date so reported to Colchester museum as potential treasure

.750 *18 AA CP

20.44mm,1.27g

Unique ID: ESS-C73C35

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated

Modern gold finger ring, with openwork lozenge bezel set with a small stone. The circular band is plain and undecorated. The inside of the band has the hallmark 750 in lozenge / (five pointed star)18 AR in rectangle / CD in oval Both the 750 and 18 relate to the purity, which in this case is 18 carat gold. As the 750 is not accompanied by a crown, it makes the hallmark continental rather than British. No exact match for the hallmark could be found; the star is used by several countries on the continent, including Norway and Spain. The AR and CD could represent the assay office, or makers / sponsors marks. AR could possibly be Aragon.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Solid gold hanging pendant ? - 2.65g, 11.95mm H x 10.68mm dia x 11.68mm W

TREASURE CASE 2008 T596

Gold bell-shaped pendant with hollow tube for attachement. The tube is 11.46mm long, 2.37mmin diameter, with cast beading along its apex and terminals - the diameter increases to 3.33 at the terminals. The pendant is sub-triangular in plan with a circular cross section, measuring 9.2mm long, 5.14mm in diameter at the apex and 10.3mm by 10.75mm at the base. There are four grooves around the circumference towards the attachment end. The circular base has two incised concentric rings. It weighs 2.62 grams.

British Museum Report: Description: A small gold pendant in the form of a bell. A tubular fitting along the top for suspension is decorated with filigree wire. The decoration appears to be engine-turned. With no comparable material, it is not securely dateable pre-1708.

Dimensions:

Height: 12mm. Width: 11mm.

The find can not be securely dated to pre-1708 and as such falls outside the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996.

Beverley Nenk Dept Prehistory and Europe British Museum 13 July 2009

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

 

 

Victorian gold mount

9 carat gold chain - links are marked 0.375

20thC Continental triple carat gold ring - no hall marks

1.99g, 19mm

Victorian gold brooch

Victorian rose gold signet ring top

0.92g, 10mm H

1900 - 9 carat - Birmingham hall mark -Maker TSS

3.90g ,20mm

1878 - 22 carat gold ring - London hall mark

2.16g,19.2mm

 

20thC hollow gold ear ring

Victorian gold brooch fragment

1953 - 18 carat - London hall mark gold ring - date letter S

23mm, 4.95g

Interesting looking 9 carat art deco style gold ring

2.21g, 19.5mm

 

Sweet 1989 - 9 carat gold diamon ring - Sheffield hall mark

Maker A.T. L d

1.70g, 20mm dia

 

Chucky Victorian 18 carat Gold horse shoe brooch - no hall mark so probably continental

4.95g, 20mm dia

20thC 18 carat gold ring - 4.04g

Marked 18 carat - Continental

Solid gold Georgian button

Stunning Georgian gold signet ring - no hall marks - reported to museum as potential treasure if pre 1714

HK ?

Disclaimed as post 1715

Interesting gold loop item - rolled gold over a copper inner - not plated

sent to musuem for their views

60mm Long

1954 - 9 carat gold signet ring - Birmingham

W.H.J maker

1.07g, 16.5mm

High carat jewellery fragment - not sure what it was used for

1869 Maximiliano Mexican gold coin in ring

2.57g, 17mm

Decorated Victorian 9 carat gold button with missing gem stone

Victorian solid gold collar stud

9 carat gold Birmingham hall marked 0.375 - still researching another unknown mark for date

20.5mm,1.59g

20thC gold ring - Continental marks- Q1 CTF 750

0.96g,21mm

20thC gold brooch

Stunning Victorian gold pendant with stones and pearls

Large Victorian gold half sovereign old bust gilded ring

Victorian gold signet ring

1864 - 18 carat gold ring - 'Fidelity'

Maker HG&S - Henry Griffith & Sons Birmingham

20.22mm, 2.04g

19thC Rose gold letter mount

1897 Victorian gold finger ring - 15 carat,0.625 Date e, Sheffield hallmark

Maker CJ

4.51g, 21.22mm

 

 
Plain gold ring - not dated yet Post 1900 (b) 22ct Gold ring 1959 Leopard Mark   1920's style gold charm