1100-1300 AD, Medieval. A gilded ring with a circular wide-banded hoop and trumpet bezel featuring an engraved prancing gryphon motif. The griffin, griffon, or gryphon is a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and sometimes an eagle’s talons as its front feet. Excellent condition; wearable.
Size: D: 17.45mm / US: 7 1/4 / UK: O 1/2; 19.8g
Provenance: Private London collection, formed in the 1980-90s on the UK and European art market.