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This is a Renaissance silver finger ring, dating to the 16th century A.D. The ring is set with the original glass gem, held within a box-shaped bezel. The shoulders decorated with linear strokes (possibly once enameled). It bears a worn makers mark inside the robust band, this appears to be a letter 'n' or 'L'. Such a ring would have been worn by a merchant during the period of King Henry VIII and King Francis I. Today it has survived in excellent excavated condition, suitable to be worn again today.
OBJECT: Finger Ring
DATE: c. 1520 - 1580 A.D.
MATERIAL: Silver & Glass
RING SIZE: 10 (US) T 1/2 (UK)
SIZE: 26.65mm x 24.61mm x 4.40mm (bezel 18.61mm x 14.23mm x 4.90mm)
WEIGHT: 4.02 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection