Ancient Medieval Bronze Ring with Religious Cross + 4 Crucified Stigmata! Size 9

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Seller: houghton-usa (1,573) 100%, Location: Sequim, Washington, Ships to: US, CA, GB, AU, Item: 264261774596 ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS Artifacts, Antiques & Fine Collectables Ancient Medieval Bronze Ring with Cross & Stigmata c. 1300 AD Approximately 700 Years Old! Ancient Medieval Historical Bronze Ring with Cross and 4 Stigmata!Up for sale is a beautiful and ancient Medieval period Bronze ring. The ring displays wonderfully and perhaps would be the center of your collection of crosses or early Christian pieces. It appears to be a solid piece that could be worn if one so wanted to do so. This ring measures about a US Size 9 and has not been repaired or restored. Inside the engraved cross on the flat surface of the ring are the 4 crucifixion wounds or "stigmata" that Christ suffered on his wrists and feet from the nails used to bind him to the Cross. These rings were worn by Catholics in the Medieval and Renaissance times. In St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians, he says: "I bear on my body the marks of Jesus." The faithful would wear rings like this one to prove their loyalty to the Church and to God. Museums and modern archaeological studies usually use the general term “copper alloy” instead of just the term “bronze” to describe these ancient treasures, as many other elements (such as tin, lead, zinc, iron, and even arsenic) were added to the copper to form different strengths of types of bronze items. Ancient bronze artifacts such as this ring are probably about 80% copper and 20% tin, while modern bronze is closer to 88% copper and 12% tin. I have carefully examined this ring under 10x magnification and it also shows authentic and original signs of wear and use that help to further authenticate it as an ancient piece. I Guarantee this ring to be authentic or your money back! You will not be disappointed! DETAILS:Approximate Size: I.D. .76" or 19.3 mmRound & Flat surface of Ring's Face: .70" or 18 mmApproximate Weight: .3 oz. or 8 gr.Material: Cast, solid bronzeApproximate Age: 700 years old or 1300 ADCondition: Very Good Condition. Only minor nicks and authentic wear on the flat surface with the cross and 4 stigmata.I have carefully examined this Cross under 10x magnification and I GUARANTEE it authentic or your money back! Please examine the photos taken at 4x macro carefully as they are part of the description. The plastic stand and US dime are not part of the auction, just there to give you a perspective. And please ask any questions before you buy. I offer a full Money-Back Guarantee if a recognized authority disputes the authenticity of this object. Per e-Bay's rules, Paypal only please! FREE SHIPPING includes Insurance within USA! Condition: Used, Condition: Lovely,very old bronze Christian Ring with Cross & 4 wounds of Christ. Ring shows authentic signs of surface wear and some tiny nicks on the face. Please see photos and bid accordingly. Thanks!, Material: Bronze, Type: Ring, Approximate Age: 14th Century, Ring Size: approx. US 9

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