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Medieval Bronze Finger Ring Sapphire Paste Gold Gilded


Code: 10448

This is a nice medieval finger ring, dating to the 13th - 14th century A.D. This example closely imitates the gold and sapphire rings of the period, worn by nobility and ecclesiastic community. It is decorated with a simple raised bezel set with a blue glass paste (imitation of a sapphire). It retains gold gilding to the surfaces, originally fully gilded. The ring has survived in good excavated condition, though appears to have a repair to the bezel which is hardly noticeable. 

OBJECT: Finger Ring

CULTURE: Medieval

DATE: c. 13th - 14th century A.D.

MATERIAL: Bronze gold gilded and glass

RING SIZE:    7  (US)     O   (UK)

SIZE: 20mm x 23mm x 3mm (bezel 13mm x 15mm x 4mm)

WEIGHT:  3.15 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. Private Collection, Frankfurt. Germany.