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Lot 11: Medieval Twisted Band Ring

Jewelry Auction: Ancient, Asian and Ethnographic - MANY LOTS OFFERED AT NO RESERVE

by The Curator's Eye

November 30, 2016

Boston, MA, USA

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Description: This beautiful, wearable medieval ring consists of a spiral-grooved hoop. The band is typical of medieval British iconographic rings fabricated in England and Scotland, and a solid gold version of this type is in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Such rings were also used as wedding bands.

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Provenance: Property of a distinguished lady, United Kingdom, early 1990s.

Dimensions: Circumference 51.9 mm.; US size 6, UK size M

Medium: Silver

Date: 1500

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