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This is a late Renaissance silver signet ring, dating to the early 17th century A.D. The ring is engraved with a cross, with a set of initials C.H. below. It retains traces of an old museum or collector inventory number inside of the band (308). Such a ring would have been owned and worn by a merchant or cleric, used to seal transactions and letters. Today the ring has survived in excellent and wearable condition.
OBJECT: Finger Ring
DATE: c. 1620 A.D.
RING SIZE: 14+ (US) 24mm internal diameter (VERY LARGE)
SIZE: 30mm x 27mm x 3mm (bezel 15mm x 13mm x 4mm)
WEIGHT: 12 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. C. Vandenberg Collection, Netherlands.