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This is a nice Renaissance silver-gilt finger ring, dating to the 16th century. The ring is set with a magical coral gem thought to detect poisons and prevent riders from falling from horses. The bezel is scalloped and rubbed over the gem (which is still intact and without movement). A nice and original Tudor period finger ring, in good wearable condition!
OBJECT: Finger Ring
CULTURE: Renaissance / Tudor period
DATE: c. 1550 - 1650 A.D.
MATERIAL: Silver & Coral
RING SIZE: 6 (US) M (UK)
SIZE: 23.35mm x 19.81mm x 3.09mm (bezel 14.46mm x12.74mm x 5.99mm)
WEIGHT: 3.22 grams
PROVENANCE: Formerly the property of a Lady, Cambridgeshire.