This is a medieval gold finger ring, dating to the 13th - 14th century. The stirrup-shaped ring is set with a turquoise gemstone. Turquoise was thought to protect wearers from falling off horses, this example appears its owner fell off quite a few! The ring is intact though badly distorted but an original medieval ring that can be restored by a jeweller.
OBJECT: Finger Ring
DATE: c. 13th - 14th century A.D.
MATERIAL: Gold & Turquoise
RING SIZE: 5 3/4 (US) L 1/4 (UK)
SIZE: 25mm x 18mm x 2mm (Bezel 10mm x 6mm x 8mm)
WEIGHT: 1.77 grams
PROVENANCE: Formerly in European private collection
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