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ICONOGRAPHIC

The term given to a group of medieval rings engraved to the bezel or shoulder with devotional images or saints. This type of ring is often triangular in section and can also be found with geometric or floral decoration. These rings are unique to England and remained popular from the 14th to the 16th century. They are believed to have been very popular as gifts at weddings and at New Year.

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