This is a nice late medieval gold finger ring, dating to the 15th - 16th century A.D. The bezel is shaped like a rose, originally coloured with enamels. Such a ring would have been given within the courtly circles, as a gesture of love or chivalric gift. During the Wars of the Roses, the rose was used as a symbol by the House of Lancaster (Red) and York (White). A nice looking medieval ring in good excavated condition.
OBJECT: Finger Ring
DATE: c. 15th - 16th century A.D.
RING SIZE: 7 3/4 (US) P 1/2 (UK)
SIZE: 19mm x 20mm x 1mm (bezel 4mm)
WEIGHT: 0.46 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. Private Collection, Wiltshire.
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