This is an excellent medieval gold finger ring, dating to the 14th - 15th century. The ring is intact and in excavated condition, it retains the original rock crystal gem (foiled dark). The ring is decorated with a large turret, set with the original gem in a rubbed over mount. The sides of the bezel are decorated with a linear design in the form of a petalled flower. The original foiling on the crystal would indicate this to be a representation of a diamond, at this time painted on portraits as being 'black' due to refraction. This is a good excavated ring with no damage or restoration.
OBJECT: Finger Ring
DATE: c. 14th - 15th century A.D.
MATERIAL: Gold 22k +/- rock crystal
RING SIZE: 8 3/4 (US) R 1/4 (UK)
SIZE: 25mm x 21mm x 1.5mm (bezel 11mm x 10mm x 6mm)
WEIGHT: 2.5 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection
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