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Medieval Carved Dragon Silver Ring

Medieval Carved Dragon Silver Ring

Regular price £295.00 GBP
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Medieval Silver Ring
1100-1300 AD
This Medieval silver ring dates from 1100-1300 AD. It has a flattened, oval bezel (11mm x 7mm) featuring an incised decoration of a stylised beast, possibly of a dragon, with unfurled wings. Dragons are an important part of medieval folklore and appear frequently in heraldic motifs.

Heraldry, or the use of an inherited coat of arms, was a means by which to display personal identity and familial relations. This tradition began during the 12th century AD in battlefield contexts were elites needed a symbol to display in order to be easily recognisable even when their faces were obscured by armour. By the 13th century AD this practice was adopted by nobles and knights who took immense pride in their family arms and colours.

Our antiquities have been examined by experts including Dr Ivan Bonchev (PhD in Archaelogy, University of Oxford) and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Size: Q (UK) / 8.25 (US)
Weight: 2.7g
Provenance: Important London collection of Ancient art; formed in 1970s then passed by descent.

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This piece has been specifically selected by us, for you. We choose vintage and antique items which we think are beautiful, elegant and classic at a range of price points between £30 and £3,000.

Generally, this means we only ever have one of each piece. We don’t select pieces which are “mass market” but rather items which are more individual. This means that once an item has been purchased, it really has gone.

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