Medieval Rings for sale

Rings as Jewellery were worn in Medieval times to show status, as a symbol of love, to keep up with fashion, or from superstition. In particular they were highly regarded as having the power of amulets and bringing protection to the medieval wearer. The different stones used and the various inscriptions were thought to give them special mystical powers. Those who could afford them wore rings in abundance. It was common practice to wear a gold ring suspended from a chain or necklace during the medieval period.

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Medieval ‘Inscribed R’ Silver Ring 026294

Medieval ‘Inscribed R’ Silver Ring
Silver, 4.38 grams, 22.3 mm overall (Approximate size British S 1/2, USA 9 1/2, Europe 20.73, Japan 20). Circa 15th century AD. A cast silver finger ring comprising a flat-section hoop and separate discoid bezel with raised rim and zoomorphic capital R design. Reference: Oman, Charles, British Rings, 1974. Very fine condition, complete. Provenance: ex Gorny & Mosch, Munich.

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Medieval ‘Inscribed R’ Silver Ring 026294
Medieval 'Seal Matrix' Finger Ring 012688

Extremely Rare Medieval 'Seal Matrix' Man's Finger Ring
Silver, 15.56 grams, 21.36 mm across. Internal 17.93 mm [UK size P 1/4, US size 7 3/4, Europe size 16.45]. Circa late 14th - early 15th century AD, probably made during the reign of Mircea the Elder (ruler of Wallachia 1386-1418). Formed from a wide band, flaring slightly to where it is affixed to the back of the circular bezel. The 22.91 mm diameter bezel is incuse and reverse cut to provide a seal with the central design of a highly stylised bird with wings spread and the legend +S'[-]ED[-]A*I[--]A[---], possibly not legible but derived from the Slavic language. Reference: Luminita Dumitriu, Der Mittelalterliche Schmuck Des Unteren Donaugebietes Im 11-15. Janhrhundert, Muzeul National De Istorie a Romaniei Bucuresti, 2001; plate 47, No 5; and generally plate 91, No 1-17. Very fine wearable condition. Provenance: from an old English collection, found Bulgaria.

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Medieval 'Seal Matrix' Finger Ring 012688


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