This is a charming medieval silver ring brooch, dating to the 13th - 14th century A.D. It is formed from a pierced sheet of silver, partly decorated and gilt. The brooch is intact with the original pin, with a knobbed collar. Such brooches would have been used to secure clothing, before the use of buttons. It is a nice example, from a private collection in France.
OBJECT: Ring Brooch
DATE: c. 1250 - 1350 A.D.
SIZE: 22.85mm diameter x 41.35mm (open) x 1.11mm
WEIGHT: 3.14 grams
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a European private collection, Nantes, France.
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