This is a very nice Renaissance bronze armorial signet ring, dating to the 16th or early 17th century A.D. The bezel is cut with a pseudo armorial device within a shield, this consists of trees in a landscape. The original owner's initials I.W. are displayed above. The ring is in excavated condition, it can be cleaned up if desired and will make a nice antique signet to wear and use.
OBJECT: Signet Ring
DATE: c. 1550 - 1650 A.D.
RING SIZE: 8 1/2 (US) Q 3/4 (UK)
SIZE: 25mm x 25mm x 4mm (bezel 17mm x 14mm x 4mm)
WEIGHT: 10.1 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection, Munich.
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