Rare Anglo-saxon (english) Man’s Ring, 5th-7th Century AD, Size 9 1/2
Gilt bronze, size 9 1/2 of heavy section in the Roman taste. 3.9MM flaring to the shoulders, each decorated with a single dot. The raised oval bezel with six dots on the perimeter. See Ancient Rings, Pollio, p.42 for a similar example with ring and dot decoration. This example is earlier, retaining the hefty Roman proportions with the Anglo Saxon dot pattern, believed to have supernatural significance, now lost. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold surface restored. Jewelry gift boxed with certificate of authenticity. The Roman Empire fell in the late 5th century and the Anglo-Saxon invasion followed. This ring combines features from both cultures dating it to the period of the fall or somewhat later.