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Penannular square-sectioned ring and transverse pin. Solid cast, engraved and chased. The ring is inscribed on both faces in black-letter script against an irregularly hatched ground, the words being separated by debased four-petaled rosettes and, in one case, a leaf. On one side the French...

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Provenance

1963, Charles Ratton, Paris; 1963, sold by Ratton to the MFA for $1,000. (Accession Date: October 17, 1963)

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund

English, French or Netherlandish, Medieval (Gothic), last quarter of 14th century

Dimensions

Overall: 0.4 x 1.8 cm (3/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

63.1526

Medium or Technique

Gold (ring: 83.2% gold, 10.2% silver, 6.6% copper; pin: 72.6% gold, 18.2% silver, 9.2% copper)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork