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A jewelled 14th century gold finger ring

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yellow gold, the rectangular pie dish bezel mounted with a four sided domed garnet and flanked by decorated buttresses, beneath which descend the tapering band

English  1300-1400.

 

Provenance

Discovered by a metal detectorist on cultivated land in the parish of Brigstock, Northamptonshire on 8th February 2020. The ring was declared to H.M’s Coroner as treasure, given treasure case number: 2020 T543 and recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme as BH-88CE9A. The band was distorted by a plough and been straightened.

The term ‘pie dish’ is an Antiquarian description of a box shaped bezel resembling a baking tin, from which the pie like stone rises.