Stuart Period Large Silver Wedding Ring
This is a nice Renaissance silver wedding band, dating to the mid 16th - 17th century. Such rings are often found with posy inscriptions and or makers marks (giving us a more precise date). However, this example is plain, but the shape of the band and associated finds would date this ring to the early 17th century (around the time of King James Ist). It is a large size, likely once worn by a gentleman. Today it has survived in excellent excavated condition, with no cracks or repairs.
OBJECT: Finger Ring
CULTURE: Tudor - Stuart period
DATE: c. 1550 - 1650 A.D.
RING SIZE: 14 (US) 23mm internal diameter
SIZE: 27mm x 9mm
WEIGHT: 10.2 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. A. Whelan Collection, York. found near Upper Helmsley in October 1990.