Medieval Bronze Finger Ring Sapphire Paste Gold Gilded
This is a nice 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 simple raised bezel set with a blue glass paste (imitation of a sapphire). It retains gold gilding to the surfaces, originally fully gilded. The ring has survived in good excavated condition, though appears to have a repair to the bezel which is hardly noticeable.
OBJECT: Finger Ring
DATE: c. 13th - 14th century A.D.
MATERIAL: Bronze gold gilded and glass
RING SIZE: 7 (US) O (UK)
SIZE: 20mm x 23mm x 3mm (bezel 13mm x 15mm x 4mm)
WEIGHT: 3.15 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. Private Collection, Frankfurt. Germany.