Medieval Bronze Ring

$44.52

A Medieval ring cast from bronze featuring a thin loop which broadens at the shoulders leading to the circular bezel. Five incised dots enrich the bezel from which the top and bottom dots have been pierce through the bronze. Beautiful green patination is visible across the surface.

Closet UK ring size P

Date: Circa 12th-13th century AD
Condition: Very fine condition, earthly encrustation and patination to the surface. Some surface scratches consistent with age.

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SKU: LD-708 Category: Tag:

Jewellery offered significant symbolism during the Medieval period. Not only was it used as a display of wealth and social status but it also served as a practical purpose. Some signet rings would display a family crest or other personal imagery to be used to sign documents and authenticate important letters. The material each piece was produced from played a major part in the hierarchy system. Those of royalty and nobleness would wear gold where as those of a lower status would wear bronze and copper as it was a more affordable metal. These pieces were then enriched with precious stones and different metal work techniques including filigree, chasing, repoussé, gilding and granulation.

To find out more about different metal decorative techniques please see our relevant blog post: Decorative Metalwork Techniques

Weight 2.1 g
Dimensions W 2.2 cm
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