Medieval Bronze Signet Ring Crowned Lion Edward III?
This is an interesting medieval bronze signet ring, dating to the late 14th - early 15th century A.D. The bezel is deeply cut with an image of a seated lion, with a crowned human head (pointed beard appearing as an elderly King Edward III), this would have been used as a personal seal for sealing letters and documents. The ring has survived in excellent condition, complete with a nice light 'chalky' olive green patina. It is still suitable to be worn and used again today.
OBJECT: Signet Ring
DATE: c. 14th - 15th century A.D.
RING SIZE: 8 1/2 (US) Q 3/4 (UK)
SIZE: 23mm x 24mm x 3mm (bezel 13mm x 10mm x 2mm)
WEIGHT: 5.2 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. Private Collection, La Rochelle, France.