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A 15th century ring

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Ring garnet 15th century 1

yellow gold mounted with a cabochon garnet enclosed in a pie dish setting.

‘Pie dish’ is an antiquarian term describing a stone held in an oval or shaped gold box, resembling a pie rising in a baking tin.

Provenance

The ring was found by a metal detectorist on farmland near Hursley in Hampshire on 7th August 2017. It was declared as treasure under the 1996 Treasure and given treasure case 2017 T761. It is recorded on The Portable Antiquities Scheme as HAMP-6C5109.

 

Bezel 9 mm by 7 mm.