FINE EUROPEAN PILGRIMS RING
8th-9th Century AD. Size 10 1/4 (19.9mm). Gilt bronze with shield shaped bezel impressed with nine pips in a matrix. That motif is a later incarnation of the five wounds of Christ, found on earlier rings. At this time, the significance was retained but the number sacrificed for decorative considerations. The heavy gold overlay restored for modern wear. Gift box included.