Medieval gold penny ring set with blue glass gemstone

Medieval gold penny ring set with blue glass gemstone

Code: 11267

£550.00
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This is a medieval gold finger ring, dating to the 13th - 14th century. This ring has a square-shaped bezel set with a cabochon blue glass gemstone. This type of ring was known as a 'Penny' ring, due to its modest size and obvious cost from the goldsmith. Such rings were simply made and sold at fairs and festivals, as such, they are prone to damage due to their delicate nature. It is in excavated condition with a wavy distorted hoop and bezel. 

OBJECT: Penny Ring

CULTURE: Medieval 

DATE: c. 1250  - 1350 A.D. (13th - 14th century A.D.)

MATERIAL: Gold & glass

SIZE: 19.34mm, the width is 16.54mm x 1.28mm (bezel 5.66mm x 4.97mm x 4.04mm

RING SIZE:  4 1/4  (US)     I  (UK)

WEIGHT: 0.89 grams

PROVENANCE: From the K.V. Meijer, collection, Antwerp. Originally acquired in Belgium in 2010