Renaissance silver Fede Gimmal Ring

Renaissance silver Fede Gimmal Ring

Code: 11866


This is a nice Renaissance silver Gimmal ring, dating to the mid 16th - mid 17th century AD. It consists of two bands that interlock as a complete Gimmal ring. The form is as a Fede with a pair of hands that link together. The name gimmal comes from Latin gemellus, twin, via Old French. They were known as joint rings in Elizabethan England.

It is a nice looking piece, in good excavated condition.

OBJECT: Finger Ring

CULTURE: Renaissance 

DATE: c. 1550 - 1650 AD.


RING SIZE:  8  (US)    Q  (UK)

SIZE: 22.76mm x 21.56mm x 3.44mm 

WEIGHT:  3.57 grams

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a European private collection, Netherlands.