This is a delightful Renaissance gold finger ring, dating to the 16th century. The ring is intact and in excavated condition, it retains the original table cut ruby gemstone in a cusped bezel. See NMS-0D2960, LEIC-734E08, Oman (1974, pl.26, a, b and pl.27, b) for further discussion.
A nice wearable finger ring from the age of the Tudors!
OBJECT: Finger Ring
CULTURE: Renaissance(Tudor era)
DATE: c. 1550 - 1600 A.D.
MATERIAL: Gold 22k +/- and a ruby gemstone
RING SIZE: 4 3/4 (US) J 1/4 (UK)
SIZE: 20.02mm x 18.14mm x 3.51mm (bezel 7.88mm x 7.64mm x 5.26mm)
WEIGHT: 4.78 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection
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