Information for record number MWA524:
Findspot - Roman gemstone from a ring, Alcester.

Summary Findspot - a gemstone from a ring, possibly of Roman date, was found in Meadow Road, Alcester.
What Is It?  
Type: Findspot
Period: Romano-British (43 AD - 409 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Alcester
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 08 58
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
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1 Stone from a ring, ?Roman. Found in the garden of Meadow Road.
2 The gem is probably a Nicolo - a variety of onyx. It portrays Victory walking right holding a wreath in her right hand and a palm branch over her left shoulder. This type is fairly common on gems; there is another example from Alcester. This type is popular in the 1st-2nd century.
3 Correspondence from 1968 which seems to refer to some other intaglio.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Correspondence
Title: Gemstone found in Alcester
Author/originator: Beddin M
Date: 1977
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Source No: 2
Source Type: Correspondence
Title: Gemstone found in Alcester
Author/originator: Henig M
Date: 1977
Page Number:
Source No: 3
Source Type: Correspondence
Title: Intaglio from Alcester
Author/originator: WM
Date: 1968
Page Number:
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period Roman About 43 AD to 409 AD (the 1st century AD to the 5th century AD)

The Roman period comes after the Iron Age and before the Saxon period.

The Roman period in Britain began in 43 AD when a Roman commander called Aulus Plautius invaded the south coast, near Kent. There were a series of skirmishes with the native Britons, who were defeated. In the months that followed, more Roman troops arrived and slowly moved westwards and northwards.
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monument STONE * Use only where stone is natural or where there is no indication of function. back
monument FINDSPOT * The approximate location at which stray finds of artefacts were found. Index with object name. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back
monument GARDEN * An enclosed piece of ground devoted to the cultivation of flowers, fruit or vegetables and/or recreational purposes. Use more specific type where known. back
monument MEADOW * A piece of grassland, often near a river, permanently covered with grass which is mown for use as hay. back

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