Late Medieval silver-gilt finger ring

Late Medieval silver-gilt finger ring

Code: 11977

£795.00 Approx $1093.54, €930.91
 

This is a wonderful late medieval finger ring, dating to the 15th - 16th century AD. This ring is intact with a decorated band and gold mercurial gilding. This is an example of a genre of ring popular during the late medieval period, commonly silver-gilt with banded zones of various configurations containing granular decoration. eg. reference 1853,0627.70 in the collection of the British Museum. Similar examples have been recorded from Cherwell (BH-E31E98), Ashford (KENT-4503C2) and West Knoyle (SOM-1A983F).

This is a superb and wearable medieval ring in excellent condition.

OBJECT: Finger Ring

CULTURE:  Medieval

DATE: c. 1450 - 1550 AD

MATERIAL: Silver-gilt

RING SIZE:    7 1/4 (US)      O 1/2  (UK)

SIZE: 20.28mm x 6.82mm

WEIGHT:  4.51 grams

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection London, originally acquired from Peter Szuhay