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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-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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Decorated Ring https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/roman/finger-rings/decorated-ring-5968.html Wed, 07 Feb 2007 00:00:00 GMT Finger rings Decorated Ring  
Description: A coiled copper-alloy ring of the Roman period. The overlap of the coil-ends represents about 35% of the ring's circumference, and the external diameter is decorated with groups of transverse grooves, between which are single dots. The size is consistent with use as a finger ring, but 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). A bracelet with similar decoration and of comparable cross-section is illustrated by Nina Crummy, (The Roman small finds from excavations in Colchester 1971-9, Fig. 47, No. 1728).

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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Finger Ring https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/roman/finger-rings/finger-ring-14226.html Fri, 11 Jul 2008 00:00:00 GMT Finger rings Finger Ring  
Description: A decorative copper-alloy finger ring of the Roman period. The ring has an inset oval bezel with the remains of a blue (glass?) stone.
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-16755.html Wed, 07 Jan 2009 00:00:00 GMT Finger rings Finger Ring  
Description: A copper-alloy finger ring of the Roman period. It has an oval bezel with the remains of an orange-red intaglio. The hoop is broken and slightly distorted.

Cf. PAS: LIN-B85D30
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-21706.html Thu, 22 Oct 2009 00:00:00 GMT Finger rings Finger Ring  
Description: A copper-alloy finger ring of the Roman period. It is of 'keeled' form, with a raised lozenge-shaped moulding on the bezel, and wide angular shoulders. The face of the bezel moulding has an uncertain intaglio device, possibly a bird in flight. The base of the bezel is relatively flat in relation to the curvature of the hoop, and its shape approximately corresponds to that of the raised moulding. The shape is accentuated by an incised linear border. There is also incised linear decoration on the shoulders. The remainder of the hoop is plain and of constant, D-shaped cross-section, except for small transverse mouldings where it joins the shoulders. The ring is slightly distorted.
Category: Roman, Finger rings
Category: Finger rings
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