Medieval Bronze Signet Ring Hawk or Eagle

Medieval Bronze Signet Ring Hawk or Eagle

Code: 10778


This is a superb medieval bronze signet ring, dating to the late 14th - 15th century A.D. The hexagonal shaped bezel is engraved with an animated bird, its wings outstretched and claws extended as if about to swoop on its prey. The bird is hard to identify being of stylized form, but likely an eagle, hawk or falcon. The shoulders are decorated with stylized armorial devices. It is an excellent example intact with a wonderful chocolate coloured patina. 

OBJECT: Signet Ring

CULTURE: Medieval

DATE: c. 14th - 15th century A.D.


RING SIZE:  10 1/4  (US)      U   (UK)

SIZE: 27mm x 25mm x 3mm (bezel 13mm x 11mm x 4mm)

WEIGHT:  8.7 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. Private European Collection, Munich.