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Signet ring

Signet ring

  • Place of origin:

    France (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    14th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraved gold set with a sapphire intaglio

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dame Joan Evans

  • Museum number:

    M.186-1975

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Gold signet ring with an octagonal bezel set with a sapphire intaglio of a bearded head and inscribed in lombardic characters VERBUM: CARO: FACT. The tear-shaped shoulders are decorated with scrolling flowers. The ridged hoop is inscribed + DEVS: /IN NOMI:/NE+ TVO /SALVAM.

Place of Origin

France (possibly, made)

Date

14th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Engraved gold set with a sapphire intaglio

Marks and inscriptions

inscribed VERBUM: CARO: FACT.
in lombardic characters

inscribed + DEVS: /IN NOMI:/NE+ TVO /SALVAM.
The hoop

Dimensions

Height: 2.3 cm, Width: 2.1 cm, Depth: 1.3 cm

Descriptive line

Gold signet ring with an octagonal bezel set with a sapphire intaglio of a bearded head and inscribed in lombardic characters, possibly France, 14th century

Techniques

Engraving (incising)

Subjects depicted

Busts; Intaglios; Scrolling foliage

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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