Germanic Migration period gold finger ring

Germanic Migration period gold finger ring

Code: 11109

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This is a Migration Saxon period gold finger ring, dating to the 5th - 6th century A.D. This example has a raised bezel set with a garnet gemstone, the hoop is grooved and decorated shoulders in the form of peltas or fleurs. For similar ring see: Wamers E. Archäologische Reihe Schmuck des frühen Mittelalters im Frankfurter Museum für Vor-und Frühgeschichte Frankfurt am Main. VII, 1986, cat. 42;

This ring is made from a high carat buttery yellow gold in excellent excavated condition. Originally when found the gem was missing and has been replaced with a dark garnet by a jeweller, it is now in wearable condition (see last photo)

OBJECT: Finger Ring

CULTURE: Germanic Migration

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

MATERIAL: Gold 

RING SIZE:   9   (US)      R 3/4  (UK)

SIZE: 23.80mm x 22.55mm x 3.74mm (bezel 9.80mm x 12.72mm x 3.67mm)

WEIGHT:  5.68 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection