Early 11thC gold ring – as dug in Sept 2015
Disclaimed by the British museum and returned to finder Can Ryan in Feb 2018 – Stunningly repaired by our goldsmith who
took the black sapphire found inside the bezel and reset it.
Unique ID: ESS-77F7D3
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
A Medieval gold ring with rectangular bezel. The band would have been circular in shape but is now distorted.
It has a circular section and is very narrow, thickening slightly before the bezel. The bezel is rectangular in plan
and hexagonal in section, with a rectangular opening on the outer face. Within the opening is a blue stone setting.
Non-destructive X-ray fluorescence analysis of the metal of a finger-ring from Tolleshunt Major, Essex, by the
British Museum’s Scientific Research section indicated a surface composition of approximately 77-78% gold,
13-14 % silver, the rest being copper. The stone was identified by Raman spectroscopy as corundum, which
when blue is known as sapphire.
Dimensions:diameter (distorted): 21.99 mm; thickness of bezel: 5.02 mm; weight: 1.84g.
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Big update on the testimonial page with pictures of all the latest feed back from the guys trip here.
I am still busy processing export license applications for the 2nd half of the season and just received back another batch of
approved licenses that I have posted a list to the members forum. I have received back the PAS numbers below with those
non-hoard ancient gold coins found recently and have now applied for individual export license so guys can now take them
home. All ancient coins, both hoard and non hoard, are left with Colchester museum for recording and their experts to
decide if historically they could constitute a hoard addendum. Obvious other hoard addendum coins are currently going
through the treasure process. PAS numbers are issued if they are eventually disclaimed.
I have also updated and created new pages on the site for the 2nd half of the season finds. I have had to split some more
of the ancient silver coins into more individual Kings as the pages were too large. I have also created a new Fossil page
which is under construction as we find more of these great eyeball relics.
Click on the individual links below.
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefa…cord/id/908795 – Tz Scott J
|Record ID: ESS-DE47C2 – IRON AGE coin
Gold quarter stater of Cunobelinus. Iron Age date, c. 8 – 41 AD. ABC type 2819, VA 2017. Obverse
is heavily abraded, but Corn ear is visible with remains of inscription, CAM to left, [CV]N to right. Reverse is horse rearing
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefa…cord/id/907259 – Chicago Ron
|Record ID: ESS-BB259D – IRON AGE coin
An Iron-age Gold Quarter Stater (ABC37) dating to the 1st century BC. Crossed lines with rider. Possibly relating to the
Nervii. Obverse shows criss-cross chisel marks. Reverse shows stylised horse facing left. The rear legs are
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefa…cord/id/907275 – BostonMike
|Record ID: ESS-BBA4F1 – IRON AGE coin
A Gallo-Belgic Gold Quarter Stater (ABC40) dating to between 80-50 BC. Boat tree type. The obverse shows
a boat with two occupants. No other detail can be seen. The reverse is very worn and no detail can be seen.
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefa…cord/id/907243 – Tx Scott W
|Record ID: ESS-BA993D – IRON AGE coin
A Gallo-Belgic gold quarter stater (ABC type 40). Struck between 80 – 50 BC. Boat tree type. Obverse shows
a boat with two occupants. There is a single pellet to the left of the occupants. There appears to be decoration around the outer
|Record ID: ESS-2C7051 – ROMAN coin
A gold Roman aureus of Claudius (AD 41 – 54), dating to the period AD 41-42 (Reece period 2). Obverse: TI CLAVD CAESAR
AVG GERM P M TR P, laureate head right. Reverse: CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI, Constantia seated left on curule chair,