Medieval Bronze Finger Ring Sapphire Paste Gold Gilded

Medieval Bronze Finger Ring Sapphire Paste Gold Gilded

Code: 10377


This is a charming medieval finger ring, dating to the 13th - 14th century A.D. This example closely imitates the gold and sapphire rings of the period, worn by nobility and ecclesiastic community. It is decorated with a raised rectangular bezel, set with a vivid blue glass paste (imitation of a sapphire). The ring has additionally decorated shoulders, set with enamel or glass. It retains gold gilding to the surfaces, originally fully gilded. The ring has survived in good excavated condition, a slight kink to the lower shank, but intact and without cracks or repairs.

OBJECT: Finger Ring

CULTURE: Medieval

DATE: c. 13th - 14th century A.D.

MATERIAL: Bronze gold gilded

RING SIZE:    9 1/4  (US)     S 1/4   (UK)

SIZE: 25.96 x 22.26mm x 1.66mm (bezel 6.29mm x 5.18mm x 5.41mm)

WEIGHT:  1.6 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. Private Collection, Gloucestershire.