Anglo-Saxon Frankish cloisonne gold finger ring

Anglo-Saxon Frankish cloisonne gold finger ring

Code: 11342

£1,200.00 Approx $1515.15, €1398.6

This is a Migration period Frankish gold finger ring, dating to the 5th - 6th century A.D. The ring has a round cloisonne bezel decorated with granulation, set with the original glass gems. This example has a decorated hoop and shoulders. For similar see: Damm J. Gold schimiedearbeiten der Volkerwanderungszait aus dem horlichen Schwarzmeergebeit Katalog der Sammlung Diergardt 2. In: Kolner Yahrbuch furund Fruhgeschichte. Band 21. Berlin, 1988, s. 191, Abb. 204-205. For this particular pattern see: Wieczorek A., Perin P. Die Franken. Philipp von Zabern, 1996, vol. II p. 992; Brown K. From Attila to Charlemagne. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000, p.189, # 20

The ring is in excavated condition, missing lower quarter and one gem. 

OBJECT: Finger Ring

CULTURE: Germanic Migration

DATEc. 5th - 6th century A.D.

MATERIAL: Gold & Glass

RING SIZE:   5 1/4  (US)      K  (UK)

SIZE: 17.99mm x 17.92mm x 3.17mm (bezel 10.88mm x 9.32mm x 2.14mm)

WEIGHT:  2.58 grams

PROVENANCE:  Ex. Private Collection, Hertfordshire.