Early Medieval Carolingian gold finger ring

Early Medieval Carolingian gold finger ring

Code: 11254

SOLD

A rare Carolingian gold ring, Central Europe, 8th/9th century A.D.  The bezel set with five turrets each to hold a gemstone or glass pastes (now missing). The hoop of the ring is plain and attached to the hollow box bezel. The ring a very accomplished piece for the collector!

OBJECT: Finger Ring

CULTURE: Carolingian

DATEc. 8th - 9th century A.D.

MATERIAL: Gold 

RING SIZE:   7 1/4  (US)      O 1/2 (UK)

SIZE: 21.92mm x 20.80mm x 1.29mm (bezel 10.40mm x 10.52mm x 4.55mm)

WEIGHT:  2.32 grams

PROVENANCE:  Formerly in the Kamiński Collection, Cambridge.