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
DATE: c. 14th - 15th century AD
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.
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