MEDIEVAL EUROPEAN RING, C.900-1200 AD, SIZE 8 1/4
Large size 10 with ridged rounded face tapered band 3.6mm, flaring to the shoulders. Raised rounded square bezel cut with a diamond of three lines each with a medial zig-zag line, probably serving as a signet ring to seal wax and clay replacing an inked signature. Made with a central core to distribute the molten metal and heat. The core was then laboriously removed by hand with the remnants still visible. Exceptional preservation with the bezel crisply cut, indicating that it was a funerary item, new when interred. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold surface restored. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity. Good wearable size.