This is a nice medieval tinned bronze signet ring, dating to the 15th century A.D. The bezel is cut with a geometric design, reminiscent of a fleur-de-lys. The ring would have originally been fully tinned, as to appear to be made of solid silver. Such a signet would have been owned and worn by a merchant, used as a personal seal for sealing letters and documents. The ring has survived in excellent condition, still suitable to be worn and used again today.
OBJECT: Signet Ring
DATE: c. 15th - 16th century A.D.
MATERIAL: Bronze (tinned)
RING SIZE: 9 1/2 (US) S 3/4 (UK)
SIZE: 23mm x 24mm x 3mm (bezel 13mm x 10mm x 2mm)
WEIGHT: 4.99 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection
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