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
DATE: c. 8th - 9th century A.D.
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.
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