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This is a large medieval bronze signet ring, dating to the 14th - 15th century. The device is of a Lombardic letter 'T' within a plain border. The shoulders are also decorated with an engraved geometric design (and the ring at one time fully mercurial gold-gilded). A large and wearable ring (that may have once been worn over a glove) presumably the initial letter 'T' would stand for the name of the owner, such as Thomas? The ring is in excavated condition and with traces of the original gilding
OBJECT: Signet Ring
DATE: c. 14th - 15th century A.D.
MATERIAL: Bronze (gold gilded)
RING SIZE: 14+ (US) ------- (UK) internal diameter 23mm x 22.50mm
SIZE: 28.66mm x 27.98mm x 6.29mm (bezel 15.32mm x 13.52mm x 3.75mm)
WEIGHT: 12.36 grams
PROVENANCE: Originally found near Towcester, Northamptonshire.