• Vintage and Modern Jewels at S auction at Christies

    Sale 5896

    Vintage and Modern Jewels at South Kensington, Including Fine Hermès Handbags

    19 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 86

    An early medieval gold ring

    Price Realised  


    An early medieval gold ring
    The hoop of twisted rope work with fine wire divisions tapering to a flattened section, 11th-12th century possibly late Anglo Saxon, finger size - H 1/2

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    Post Lot Text

    Formerly in an English private collection

    N.Mills, op. cit. p.51, no. NM125

    This type of ring was popular from the early Saxon period and evidence from burials of this period indicates that several of these rings were sometimes worn on one hand.