Late Medieval / Tudor Silver-gilt Rosette Finger Ring

Code: 10463    

£575.00
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This is a nice late medieval silver-gilt finger ring, dating to the 15th - 16th century A.D. The bezel is shaped as a simplified rosette, with the shoulders and shank decorated with crosses and grooves. It was originally found by a metal detectorist near Melksham (Wiltshire) recorded as 'WILT-CFDBC2', later disclaimed as treasure and returned to the finder (whom I purchased it from). Such a ring may have been worn as a wedding band, the size suggests this to have been by a man. The rosette is interesting and a similar shape to belt mounts, a simple decorative design. This ring was likely produced by a silversmith, or workshop which also produced the other diamond shaped ring I have for sale (10355). A good example in excellent excavated condition, ideal to be worn again today.

OBJECT: Finger Ring

CULTURE: Medieval

DATE: c. 15th - 16th century A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver-gilt

RING SIZE:    11   (US)     V 1/2   (UK)

SIZE: 24.34mm x 23.03mm x 4mm (bezel 8mm)

WEIGHT:  2.85 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. Private Collection, Wiltshire. 

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