Medieval gilt-bronze signet ring initial letter 'T'

Medieval gilt-bronze signet ring initial letter 'T'

Code: 11156


This is a large medieval bronze signet ring, dating to the 14th - 15th century. The device is of a Lombardic letter 'T' within a plain border. The shoulders are also decorated with an engraved geometric design (and the ring at one time fully mercurial gold-gilded). A large and wearable ring (that may have once been worn over a glove) presumably the initial letter 'T' would stand for the name of the owner, such as Thomas? The ring is in excavated condition and with traces of the original gilding

OBJECT: Signet Ring

CULTURE: Medieval

DATE: c. 14th - 15th century A.D.

MATERIAL: Bronze (gold gilded)

RING SIZE:  14+   (US)     ------- (UK)          internal diameter 23mm x 22.50mm

SIZE: 28.66mm x 27.98mm x 6.29mm (bezel 15.32mm x 13.52mm x 3.75mm)

WEIGHT:  12.36  grams

PROVENANCE: Originally found near Towcester, Northamptonshire.