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LOT 0378

Sold for (Inc. bp): £2,860

'THE FRESSINGFIELD' MEDIEVAL GOLD RING WITH DIAMOND
LATE 14TH CENTURY A.D.
7/8 in. (0.77 grams, 22.70 mm overall, 17.24 mm internal diameter (approximate size British N 1/2, USA 6 3/4, Europe 14.35, Japan 13)).

With plain circular hoop and square diamond-shaped bezel with replicant natural diamond crystal.

PROVENANCE:
Found whilst searching with a metal detector near Fressingfield, Suffolk, UK, in September 2020 by David Steadman.

Accompanied by a copy of the British Museum's Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) report with reference no.SF-709FC0.
Accompanied by a copy of the Treasure Report for H M Coroner with reference no.2020T788.
Accompanied by a copy of a letter from the British Museum explaining that the Crown's interest in this find has been disclaimed.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Egan, G. and Pritchard, F., Dress Accessories 1150-1450, 1991, p.327-327, fig.218, no.1610-1614, illustrate five similar examples from excavations in London, all from deposits dating to the second half of the 14th century A.D.

CONDITION