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Medieval silver iconographic ring St. Peter & St. Paul


Code: 11237

This is a nice English medieval silver-gilt iconographic ring, dating to the 15th - 16th century A.D. The shoulders either side of the arris is decorated with engraved sprays of petalled flowers and leaves, the bezel engraved with the two standing figures, of Saint Peter and Saint Paul.  Many similar decorative and iconographic rings are known, including Oman (1974) pl.22, B - E and pl.66, A - E, and an example in the collections of the British Museum (museum number AF.915). 15th century. See also GLO-A3DF57 , LIN-00BB62 and ESS-BA4146 for discussion. This example is in good wearable condition, intact with no restorations or damage. The silver has darkened around traces of the original gold gilding. It appears most of the coloured enamels are missing, this is usual with such rings. 

OBJECT: Iconographic Ring

CULTURE: Medieval

DATE: c. 1420 - 1520

MATERIAL: Silver-gilt

RING SIZE:   7   (US)    O  (UK)

SIZE: 21.93mm x 21.14mm x 3.98mm (bezel 15.08mm x 6.04mm x 3.67mm)

WEIGHT:  4.81 grams

PROVENANCE:  Ex-Private Collection, Wiltshire.