Medieval Latten Bronze Armorial Signet Ring

Medieval Latten Bronze Armorial Signet Ring

Code: 12188


This is a very nice medieval signet ring, dating to the 15th century. The round bezel is engraved with an armorial device, which depicts a bend between two floriated crosses. Below is a black-letter inscription reading as "Antonie le Lios" Antonie the Lion? The circumference is dotted. This is a large ring, likely worn over a glove (as was the fashion). Such a ring would have been an important seal owned by a knight or merchant as a (means of authenticating transactions and letters). Today this ring has survived down intact and in excellent condition, suitable to be cleaned and worn again today!

OBJECT: Signet Ring

CULTURE: Medieval

DATE: c. 15th century AD

MATERIAL: Latten/Bronze

RING SIZE:   11  (US)   V 1/2  (UK) 

SIZE: 26mm x 24mm x 7mm (bezel 15mm x 17mm x 4mm)

WEIGHT: 13.4 grams

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a European private collection, in France.