A post medieval English finger ring

Early to mid 17th century


formed from eighteen shallowly domed yellow gold lobes,  engraved inside with the legend

‘Remember * the* end *

The e’s are extended and a small martlet like star separates the words. It’s message is an instruction to enjoy life and be happy.

The ring was found oval in shape, having taken the form of the finger.

Width: 3.2 mm
Thickness: 1.4 mm
Weight: 1.88 g
Diameter: 20.5 mm


Discovered by a metal detectorist on cultivated land in Hawkchurch, East Devon on the 13th July 2019. The ring was declared to HM Coroner and deemed treasure. It was given treasure case number: 2019T673 and recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme as SOM-AC634F.