EUROPEAN PILGRIM'S RING
8th-9th century. Bronze, size 8, probably originally gilt. Plain band with large bezel with indented medial edges. The top impressed with eleven dots within a circle motifs. On earlier rings, those are found in groups of five representing the five wounds of Christ. By this time, they lost their literal meaning and were applied as sacred decoration in the old fashion. Dating to the early period of Islam, when Christians were allowed generally unobstructed access to the Holy Land, and predating the Crusades. As nice an example as we have offered.