Germanic Migration period gold finger ring

Germanic Migration period gold finger ring

Code: 11155

£785.00 Approx $993.67, €915.99

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

DATEc. 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.