Description & Technical information

This is a type of belt ring, differing from known examples because the buckle terminates in a loop rather than a strap.  Most extant belt rings are 14th-century English and were evidently sold to pilgrims at a shrine. This distinctive type may imply a love knot like the Heracles knot of late Antiquity. A single thin gold wire decorated with gold dots on the hoop and terminating on one side with a belt buckle and on the other with a knot. In excellent condition.

Date:  15th century
Period:  1400-1600, 15th century
Origin:  France
Medium: gold
Categories: Jewellery