Medieval silver and rock crystal reliquary ring

Medieval silver and rock crystal reliquary ring

Code: 11642

£395.00 Approx $543.33, €462.53
 

This is a wonderful medieval silver reliquary ring, dating to the 12th - 13th century AD. The ring is decorated with an inverse pyramid/box-shaped bezel, set with a rock crystal gem. The shoulders are decorated with granulation clusters, with a simple band. It is a nice looking piece, in good excavated condition, and perfectly wearable today! Such a ring would have been worn by a pilgrim or member of the ecclesiastical community and would have once been set with a holy relic.

OBJECT: Finger Ring

CULTURE: Medieval

DATE: c. 1150 - 1250 A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver

RING SIZE:   8   (US)     Q  (UK)

SIZE: 28mm x 22mm x 2mm (bezel 12mm x 12mm x 9mm)

WEIGHT:  3.43 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection, France.