Medieval Gold gilded Signet Ring of a Aspersorium

Medieval Gold gilded Signet Ring of a Aspersorium

Code: 12016

£295.00 Approx $361.52, €343.02
 

This is a large medieval bronze signet ring, dating to the 15th - 16th century. The device consists of an aspersorium (Holy Water bucket) with a handle. Such a signet may have been worn by a merchant to seal and authenticate transactions and letters. The ring is rather worn with much of the original mercury-gold gilding missing. It is a large and robust ring in excellent excavated condition.

OBJECT: Signet Ring

CULTURE: Medieval

DATE: c. 15th - 16th  century AD

MATERIAL: Bronze

RING SIZE:  11     (US)     V 1/2   (UK)

SIZE: 25mm x 26mm x 5mm (bezel 18mm x 14mm x 2mm)

WEIGHT:  15.88 grams

PROVENANCE: A metal detecting find from Northamptonshire, United Kingdom.