This is an interesting finger ring, dating to the 17th or 18th century. It is of the type known as a puzzle ring, made from three interlocking hoops. Puzzle rings originated from the 16th century European Gimmel ring, which is a ring with two or three hoops or links that fit together to form one complete ring. This example is intact and in excavated condition. See also WMID-68CAA3, KENT-342BA7 and SUR-4C5F81 for further discussion.
OBJECT: Puzzle Ring
DATE: c. 1620- 1720
MATERIAL: GOLD 22k +/-
RING SIZE: 5 3/4 (US) L 1/4 (UK)
WEIGHT: 2.87 grams
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Gloucestershire.
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