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signet-ring

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1982,0501.1

  • Description

    Signet-ring; gold; semi-circular sectioned loop; spinal bands on outside; shoulders each set with ruby; bezel in form of sexfoil with two points on each side; shield; inscription; arms of de Grailly for Jehan de Grailly, Captal de Buch(?).

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 14thC(late)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 28 millimetres
    • Width: 27 millimetres
    • Depth: 16.3 millimetres
    • Weight: 61.8 grains
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Content

        E.I.D.Gre
  • Curator's comments

    See Diana Scarisbrick, 'Rings: Symbols of Power, wealth and affection', London 1993, p. 32a.

  • Bibliography

    • Tait 1986a 590 (wrongly given as 589 in reference index) bibliographic details
    • Robinson 2008 p. 177 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G40/dc10/sD

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    2007 14 Sep-2 Dec, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2007 3 Feb-27 May, Taipei, National Palace Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2006 18 Mar-4 Jun, Beijing, Capital Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2005 27 Oct-2006 31 Jan, Haengso Museum, Keimyung University, Daegu, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2005 25 Jul-8 Oct, Busan Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2005 11 Apr-10 Jul, Seoul Arts Centre, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2004 26 Jun-29 Aug, Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2004 10 Apr-13 Jun, Fukuoka Art Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2004 17 Jan-28 Mar, Kobe City Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2003 18 Oct-14 Dec, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1982

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1982,0501.1


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