This is a nice Norman period gold finger ring, dating to the 11th - 12th century. It is decorated with a raised box bezel, set with a turquoise blue glass gemstone, the bezel is further embellished with four granules and engraved decoration. The ring is intact and excavated. A nice wearable ring from the period of William the Conqueror and the Angevin's.
OBJECT: Finger Ring
DATE: c. 1080 - 1180 A.D.
MATERIAL: Gold & Turquoise glass
RING SIZE: 7 1/4 (US) O 1/2 (UK)
SIZE: 23.09mm x 19.87mm x 2.65mm (bezel 9.43mm x 8.85mm x 4.09mm)
WEIGHT: 3.92 grams
PROVENANCE: Formerly the property of lady, acquired in Brussels.
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