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Gold Ring

Hubei Provincial Museum

Hubei Provincial Museum

The gold content of this reddish ring is about 91.75%. It was produced by casting and has no flaws or traces of welding. The ring is broad on the top and narrow on the bottom, with a rectangular face engraved with a box pattern. The ring was found in a box of religious instruments, but whether it was used independently or was an ornament on Buddhist payer beads is not clear.

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  • Title: Gold Ring
  • Location: Tomb of Prince Zhuang of Liang, Zhongxiang City, Hubei Province
  • Medium: Gold
  • Excavation Date: 2001
  • Dynasty: Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644
  • Dimensions: Ring diameter: 2.6cm, weight: 18.7g

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