This is a Migration period gold finger ring, dating to the 5th - 7th century A.D. The ring has a raised bezel decorated with granulation, set with the original sapphire blue glass gem. This example has a grooved hoop and decorated shoulders. 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 excavated condition. Sadly the hoop has a single crack (this is stable and will benefit from a repair).
OBJECT: Finger Ring
CULTURE: Germanic Migration
DATE: c. 5th - 7th century A.D.
MATERIAL: Gold & Glass
RING SIZE: 5 1/2 (US) L (UK)
SIZE: 24.14mm x 17.74mm x 4.40mm (bezel 9.46mm x 9.73mm x 6.68mm)
WEIGHT: 4.06 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection, Munich.
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