7th-11th Century AD. Gilt bronze, size 10 with oval-shaped bezel with the diagonally scored surface. Either decorative or to serve as a signet. Rounded face band 2.2mm at the bottom flaring to the shoulders and retaining the roman thickened bottom feature. Dating to the period of artistic reversal known as the Dark Ages, after the fall of Rome. It is the period of the spread of Christianity and pilgrimages to the Holy Land before the Crusades. This example is professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold surface restored. Large wearable size.