Medieval silver armorial signet ring

Medieval silver armorial signet ring

Code: 12162

£965.00 Approx $1169.7, €1140.66
 

This is a very rare medieval silver signet ring, dating to the 14th - 15th century. The round bezel is engraved with an armorial depicting a rampant lion and tree. The circumference is dotted. This is a large ring, likely worn over a glove (as was the fashion). Such a ring would have been a costly and important jewel owned by a wealthy knight or merchant as a (means of authenticating transactions and letters). Today this ring has survived down intact and in excavated condition, suitable to be cleaned and worn again today!

OBJECT: Signet Ring

CULTURE: Medieval

DATE: c. 14th - 15th century AD

MATERIAL: Silver

RING SIZE:   10 1/2  (US)   U 1/2  (UK) 

SIZE: 25.3mm x 26mm x 3.5mm (bezel 19.2mm x 18.2mm x 5.1mm)

WEIGHT: 15.4 grams

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a European private collection, Madrid. Spain.