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Ring from the Colmar Treasure

REF BA000792 EAN 3336728564751

 S. 50

REF BA000793 EAN 3336728564768

 S. 52

REF BA000794 EAN 3336728564775

 S. 54

REF BA000795 EAN 3336728564782

 S. 56

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Ring from the Colmar Treasure

Rings are among the most widespread jewels of Medieval adornment. Some are simple bands, others have a bezel, sometimes being entirely in metal but often decorated with a precious or semi-precious stone.

This very fine gold ring is enhanced by a turquoise set in a smooth circlet mount, characteristic of the work of thirteenth century goldsmiths. It is part of the treasure of Colmar, a collection of coins and pieces of silver and gold work discovered in the former Jewish quarter of the town in 1863.

This treasure was very probably buried at the time of the persecution of the Jews during the Black Death which devastated Europe from 1347 to 1352. Apart from the Jewish wedding ring, the only ritual object in the Colmar Treasure, all the other objects, including this ring, are secular pieces, similar to those used by Christians.

Size
Ø bezel 0,76 cm
Packaging
Suedette
Epoch
France, circa 1320-1340
Origin
Found with the "Colmar Treasure", a collection of jewellery and coins discovered in 1863 in the wall of a house in the Rue des juifs in Colmar.
Material of the original
Gold and turquoise
Museum
Paris - Musée du Moyen Âge - Thermes et Hôtel de Cluny
Material
Gold-plated
Art movement
Medieval art
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