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This is a wonderful late medieval finger ring, dating to the 15th - 16th century AD. This ring is intact with a decorated band and gold mercurial gilding. This is an example of a genre of ring popular during the late medieval period, commonly silver-gilt with banded zones of various configurations containing granular decoration. eg. reference 1853,0627.70 in the collection of the British Museum. Similar examples have been recorded from Cherwell (BH-E31E98), Ashford (KENT-4503C2) and West Knoyle (SOM-1A983F).
This is a superb and wearable medieval ring in excellent condition.
OBJECT: Finger Ring
DATE: c. 1450 - 1550 AD
RING SIZE: 7 1/4 (US) O 1/2 (UK)
SIZE: 20.28mm x 6.82mm
WEIGHT: 4.51 grams
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection London, originally acquired from Peter Szuhay