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Medieval Stirrup Ring

This rare medieval ring gets its moniker "stirrup ring" from its distinctive shape which evokes that of a horse stirrup. Stirrup rings were popular from the 12th century into the 14th and was worn by both the clergy (the heftier versions of this style are sometimes called "Bishop's rings) and well-heeled laymen. 


  • Materials

    22k gold (tests), sapphire cabochon

  • Age

    c. 12-13th Century

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    8, resizing not recommended; 4.8mm rise off the finger, 1.2mm shank

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