Rings were not only popular jewellery, but could also be signs of power and dignity. Depending on the customers budget, rings were made of non-ferrous or precious metals. There were also special rings that were said to protect against disease and misfortune.


  • Title: Gilded ring
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: Middle Age
  • Location: Hamburg-Altstadt, Große Reichenstraße
  • Provenance: Stiftung Historische Museen Hamburg, Hamburg Museum
  • Type: Jewellery
  • Medium: Silver, gilded

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