A Gorgeous Medieval ring C. 14th Century AD, western Europe. Silver or silver alloy, inset with cabochon engraved with a standing figure, possibly a seer? A lovely medieval artefact.
Garnets were thought to have medical properties, including strengthening the heart and also as love tokens.
Condition: Excellent. Beautiful Medieval ring.
Dimensions: Dia 20 mm external, 17mm internal, approx.
Provenance: Ex. Carringtons Jewlellery & Collectables, UK.
During the middle ages gemstones including garnets were very popular. They came from the middle and far east. Garnets were thought to have medical properties, including strengthening the heart and also as love tokens. It is not unusual to find re-used gemstones from earlier periods, including the Roman Empire and already antiquities. This stone looks to be such an example.
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