This is a nice Tudor period silver-gilt finger ring, dating to the 2nd quarter of the 16th century. The band is shaped for an iconographic type ring, though the panels are decorated with geometric designs. This type of ring closely follows the shape of the late medieval iconographic ring, however, the lack of any religious imagery would suggest a later post-Reformation date. See also KENT-ECA76E, GLO-480292, and NMGW-C55D9F for type.
OBJECT: Finger Ring
DATE: c. 1530 - 1550
RING SIZE: 9 1/2 (US) S 3/4 (UK)
SIZE: 22.41mm x 21.90mm x 5.74mm (bezel 14.74mm x 8.24mm x 2.55mm)
WEIGHT: 5.70 grams
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Hertfordshire. Originally acquired from a London Gallery.
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