Merovingian / Saxon Gilt Signet Ring

Code: 10446


£485.00
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This is a rare Merovingian / Saxon period gilt signet ring, dating to the 6th - 7th century A.D. The bezel is decorated with a raven beside a branch, as a pagan ring it may symbolize Odin, or a Christian ring the dove of peace. The engraved image is quite shallow, so unlikely used as a seal (especially with the granulated shoulders). The gold gilding is mostly worn but retained within the recesses (giving a nice contrast with design). It is a very nice and showy ring, designed to be noticed. It has survived in excellent excavated condition and can still be worn with care!

OBJECT: Signet Ring

CULTURE:  Merovingian / Saxon

DATE: c. 6th - 7th century A.D.

MATERIAL: Bronze 

RING SIZE:    7  (US)     O   (UK)

SIZE: 23mm x 21mm (bezel 17mm x 7mm)

WEIGHT:  4.05 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection

Merovingian / Saxon Gilt Signet Ring