Period of the universal Christian conversion and the early Crusades. Size 3 1/4 with broad (2.9mm) band flared to the shoulders. Oval bezel cut with an angled 5 line pattern. Used to impress the signature of the owner in wax or clay. Language differences and illiteracy were barriers to trade. Signets allowed for universal verification of a signature facilitating trade at distance. Professionally refurbished with the pure silver surface restored. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.