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Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £1,080

Tudor 'Thrigby' Gold Filigree Ring

16th century AD

A gold finger ring comprising a flat hoop with filigree cable borders, median band of beaded wire lozenges with internal cross of granules, outer granules with filigree collar. 3.64 grams, 20.32mm overall, 17.26mm internal diameter (approximate size British N 1/2, USA 6 3/4, Europe 14.35, Japan 13) (3/4"). Fine condition, crack at original solder joint.

Provenance
Found by Barrie Sharrock with use of a metal detector in the parish of Thrigby, near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, on 28th October 2018; declared as treasure under the Treasure Act, and subsequently disclaimed; accompanied by a copy of the letter from HM Coroner disclaiming the Crown’s interest in the ring, a copy of the Portable Antiquities Scheme report number NMS-5757B7; and other documents from the British Museum, Norfolk Coroner, and a treasure receipt from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Published
Portable Antiquities Scheme, reference NMS-5757B7 (this ring); Treasure Act, reference 2018 T859 (ditto); the Treasure Report suggests a date of 1500-1600 AD.