Good afternoon, I found this “Ring” yesterday

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I found this “ring” yesterday and I’m not sure it’s a harness ring. It’s very flatten with what looks like two provision directly across from one another. Any help identifying this would be grateful, approx Age would be a lovely bonus.
Thank you very much, Alexander said you all are the warlocks of knowledge.
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They are a common find and had multiple uses. Difficult to date but I would guess that one is post medieval. :thumbsup:
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Thank you very much.
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Hi D,
Nice to see you here! I agree with easylife; although a very nice one probably not that early but possibly 16th/17thC.... nice things whatever!!!
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Thank you Alexander, by the way I’ve watched all of your videos on YouTube, both channels. Thank you very much for all that you’ve shown and taught me with your videos. Look forward to many more of them!
I found a nice token yesterday you might like.
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Dbeesley wrote: Sun Jul 24, 2022 5:19 pm I found this “ring” yesterday and I’m not sure it’s a harness ring. It’s very flatten with what looks like two provision directly across from one another. Any help identifying this would be grateful, approx Age would be a lovely bonus.
Thank you very much, Alexander said you all are the warlocks of knowledge.
I would say that's a classic harness ring...They were made in a strip of several, and the flats on either side are where they were joined to the others before being split into individual rings. On many, you can still see the file marks left by the blacksmith...
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Dbeesley wrote: Sun Jul 24, 2022 5:19 pm Alexander said you all are the warlocks of knowledge.
Well in my case it certainly rhymes with "warlocks" :D But yes, there's some serious knowledge lurking about the corridors of the Hub, and be sure to make full use of it :thumbsup:

Welcome, by the way.
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Thank you very much, I try my best to identify as much as I can, it helps me learn British history, especially since I’m American working and detecting in England. I look forward to many more interactions with y’all to help identify some great history.
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Dbeesley wrote: Sun Jul 24, 2022 5:53 pm I found a nice token yesterday you might like.
I thought wow that is in absolutely stunning condition, then I saw the other pics! :lol: :thumbsup:
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Rings are well cool. The medieval ones are hand filed, very tactile and beautifully made, the odd one has unexpected markings singling them out as brooch rings and the others leave us wondering what they were used for as they jingle in our find bags.

Mine are now being collected in a special box and I intend to repurpose some for a modern use.

If you want to know more about them this PAS guide is very useful.
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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Thank you for the added information. Look forward to finding more items to share.
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Oxgirl wrote: Sun Jul 24, 2022 9:39 pm Rings are well cool. The medieval ones are hand filed, very tactile and beautifully made, the odd one has unexpected markings singling them out as brooch rings and the others leave us wondering what they were used for as they jingle in our find bags.

Mine are now being collected in a special box and I intend to repurpose some for a modern use.

If you want to know more about them this PAS guide is very useful.
I enjoy finding these, always take them of a good sign there'll be other goodies lurking there.

They most definitely had a multitude of uses, from brooches to harness rings to tarpaulin stays to suspension hoops and a gazillion other uses.
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like the token as well :thumbsup:
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