15th-16th century. See Ancient Rings, T N Pollio p.126 for two further examples. Well rounded band, 3.7mm at the bottom flaring to the broad shoulders intricately decorated in Baroque patterns. Raised oval bezel, engraved with cross with centered cross beam, circle at the junction and radials in the quarters. Almost certainly the ring of a clergyman, bishop, or cardinal. Some wear from use. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold surface restored. Jewelry gift boxed with certificate of authenticity. Lovely and wearable size.