This is a charming medieval silver ring brooch, dating to the 13th - 14th century A.D. It is formed from a rod of silver, partly twisted to give contrasting design. 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 an old Essex collection.
OBJECT: Ring Brooch
DATE: c. 1250 - 1350 A.D.
SIZE: 27.60mm x 52.05mm (open) x 1.95mm
WEIGHT: 3.29 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. C. Turner collection, Essex.
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