13th-15th century AD. Gilt bronze, size 5 ¼ with ridged face band, 3.2mm at the bottom flaring to the shoulders. Oval bezel cut with seven lines. These evidently served as signet rings for owners accomplished enough to wear jewelry but illiterate. Illiteracy or limited literacy was common and probably the norm in most cultures at the time. The signet served as a man’s seal as binding as a signature. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold overlay restored for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.