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 has a similar shape to belt mounts, a simple decorative design. A good example in excellent excavated condition, ideal to be worn again today.
OBJECT: Finger Ring
DATE: c. 15th - 16th century A.D.
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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