This is a nice medieval gold finger ring, dating to the 14th - 15th century. It is set with the original turquoise gemstone, enclosed within a cusped setting. The bezel a little asymmetric and cusped with a rubbed over setting. Inside the band bears traces of an old resizing (these are not cracks). Turquoise was thought to protect wearers from falling off horses. A similar example has been recorded from Nottinghamshire (DENO-CA590E) and Herefordshire (HESH-171513) (. A good medieval ring with the original gem that is secure and wearable.
OBJECT: Finger Ring
DATE: c. 14th - 15th century A.D.
MATERIAL: Gold & Turquoise
RING SIZE: 5 1/2 (US) L (UK)
SIZE: 21mm x 20mm x 2mm (Bezel 13mm x 7mm x 5mm)
WEIGHT: 3.68 grams
PROVENANCE: Formerly in European private collection
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