Medieval silver-gilt signet ring merchants device

Medieval silver-gilt signet ring merchants device

Code: 11212

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This is a nice late medieval silver-gilt signet ring, dating to the 15th - 16th century. The oval bezel is engraved with a cruciger type device, personalized with a letter 'R'. The border is engrailed with 14 points. The ring also bears decorated shoulders, with floral sprays. This is a nice ring that would have once belonged to a merchant, used to seal and authenticate his letters and transactions. the ring displays some wear to the gilding but is otherwise intact and in good wearable condition.  

OBJECT: Signet Ring

CULTURE: Medieval

DATE: c. 15th - 16th century A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver-gilt

RING SIZE:   7 3/4 (US)    P 1/2  (UK)

SIZE: 20.78mm x 21.13mm x 4.71mm (bezel 17.44 x 19mm)

WEIGHT:  8.98 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. Worcestershire Collection