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https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/templates/general_wide/img/logo.png UKDFD Recording Software https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/ Finger rings https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/roman/finger-rings.html Finger Ring https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/roman/finger-rings/finger-ring-54579.html Tue, 03 Sep 2019 08:53:07 GMT Finger rings Finger Ring  
Description: A copper-alloy finger ring of the Roman period. The hoop is D-shaped in section, narrow at the back, it expands to form the shoulders which have faint transverse decoration and the sub-circular raised bezel with a recessed interior to accommodate a moulded glass or carnelian intaglio 'now missing'.
Category: Roman, Finger rings
Category: Finger rings
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Finger Ring https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/roman/finger-rings/finger-ring-54580.html Tue, 03 Sep 2019 08:59:32 GMT Finger rings Finger Ring  
Description: A cast copper-alloy finger ring dating to the Roman period. The hoop is D-shaped in section, it expands to form the shoulders which are decorated with a pronounced transverse rib flanked either side by a groove. It has an oval recessed bezel which probably held a moulded glass or carnelian intaglio (now missing)
Category: Roman, Finger rings
Category: Finger rings
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Finger Ring https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/roman/finger-rings/finger-ring-54563.html Mon, 26 Aug 2019 21:09:49 GMT Finger rings Finger Ring  
Description: A silver 'keeled' Henig Type VIII finger ring of the Roman period. The hoop is rectangular in section, expanding to form the sub-triangular shoulders which have fluted decoration. The shoulders flank an integrally cast flat circular bezel which is inscribed with the letters TOT, the letter T's are simply executed with incised vertical lines topped with a crossbar, the O is now indistinct. The inscription is regarded as an abbreviation of the name of the Celtic God Toutatis (or Totatis), who was often identified with the Roman God Mars. Rings with the keeled profile are generally regarded to date to the third century AD.
Category: Roman, Finger rings
Category: Finger rings
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Finger Ring https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/roman/finger-rings/finger-ring-54499.html Sun, 14 Jul 2019 18:02:01 GMT Finger rings Finger Ring  
Description: A copper-alloy finger ring dating to the Roman period. The hoop is rectangular in section, expanding to form the shoulders and bezel. Engraved decoration is symmetrical, consisting of a double framed lozenge with central dot to the bezel, and simple elongated blocks to the shoulders. The distorted hoop has uniformly broken away on one side due to a weak spot created by the engraved block design.

An almost identical enamelled finger ring is recorded as LVPL-986DB22, which interestingly has also broken at the shoulder in the same manner.
Category: Roman, Finger rings
Category: Finger rings
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Finger Ring https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/roman/finger-rings/finger-ring-54381.html Sun, 14 Apr 2019 15:28:15 GMT Finger rings Finger Ring  
Description: A  Henig Type II silver finger ring of the Roman period. The hoop is D-shaped in section, sub-oval in plan, narrow at the base, expanding to form the wide shoulders and flat bezel which has an oval recess to accommodate an intaglio, now missing.
Category: Roman, Finger rings
Category: Finger rings
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Finger Ring https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/roman/finger-rings/finger-ring-37027.html Sun, 08 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT Finger rings Finger Ring  
Description: A copper-alloy finger ring of the Roman period. In the form of two snakes each swallowing the tail of the other, giving the appearance of two bezels. Minute traces of tin/silver survive.
Category: Roman, Finger rings
Category: Finger rings
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Finger Ring https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/roman/finger-rings/finger-ring-39547.html Sun, 11 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT Finger rings Finger Ring  
Description: A Henig Type II silver finger ring of the Roman period. The hoop is D-shaped in section, sub-oval in plan, narrow at the base, expanding to form the rounded shoulders and flat bezel. The Bezel is set with an oval carnelian intaglio (now damaged), the subject of which is uncertain.
Category: Roman, Finger rings
Category: Finger rings
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Finger Ring Bezel https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/roman/finger-rings/finger-ring-bezel-40430.html Sun, 03 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Finger rings Finger Ring Bezel  
Description: A copper-alloy finger ring fragment of the Roman period. Consisting of the circular bezel and the remains of the shoulders. The bezel is set with a dark grey intaglio of undetermined composition, (possibly hardstone), and depicts Cupid riding a hippocampus. The reverse of the bezel is concave and has a wide central groove, the purpose of which is uncertain.
Category: Roman, Finger rings
Category: Finger rings
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Finger Ring https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/roman/finger-rings/finger-ring-50656.html Tue, 05 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT Finger rings Finger Ring  
Description: A gold finger ring of the Roman period. The hoop is D-shaped in section, narrow at the back, expanding to form triangular shoulders with a single decorative notch on each side. It has a shallow; circular raised bezel, flanged around the base, the rub-over edge suggests that the bezel was set with an intaglio or cabochon stone. It is unclear whether the composition in the bezel is what remains of the original setting or the medium used to seat it.
Category: Roman, Finger rings
Category: Finger rings
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Ring https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/roman/finger-rings/ring-5969.html Wed, 07 Feb 2007 00:00:00 GMT Finger rings Ring  
Description: A plain coiled copper-alloy ring, probably of the Roman period. The overlap of the coil-ends represents about 25% of the ring's circumference, and the size is consistent with use as a finger ring. However, caution is required in respect of identification, and one possibility that should not be overlooked is the reuse of a bracelet fragment, possibly at a much later date than that of the original manufacture. (Cf. PAS: NARC-EFA6C0).

In the context of the identification of such items, Catherine Johns (The Jewellery of Roman Britain) comments: "On most Romano-British sites, finds of base-metal jewellery will include very simple bronze rings formed of wire or of thicker flattened strips or rods of metal, with or without bezel. Some of the hoops are decorated with regular faceted or notched patterns, resembling the bronze bracelets that were in common use throughout the Roman period in Britain. Thinner wire rings could be penannular (open circles), or made of several turns. The penannular ones could have been worn on the finger if they are of suitable size, but many earrings take exactly the same form, and it can therefore be impossible in many cases to say which type of jewellery they were."
Category: Roman, Finger rings
Category: Finger rings
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