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Medieval carnelian armorial seal ring

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Very rare medieval. ca 1350 carnelian armorial seal in modern high carat gold ring. These medieval armorial seals are the rarest of all the carved gems. Throughout the time of the Crusades silver armorial seals are making an appearance, and there are some examples of carved gems are set in the middle of the seal, surrounded by an engraved motto in reverse, mirror writing.The rarest forms are the combination of a seal carved armorial with a motto.Obviously the original setting around the carnelian seal is long lost and the the metal part is recreated . The motto is in Latin and reads”Basis virtutum constantia ”
Translated , Constancy is the foundation of virtues.

The rigs bezel is 22 x 18 mm
Ring size : “P” = US 7 + 3/4

Listing ID: 298541568bacc8b6

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