Medieval Ring Designs

eBook (PDF), 46 Pages
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An introduction to the designs of medieval rings. Containing over 120 examples with images and full descriptions.
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  • By steve
    Aug 28, 2010
    Medieval Ring Designs I have heard it said that within most of us there is a book of sorts just striving to get out. I’m not sure about that, but as it becomes easier to produce books from home, more aspiring writers are abandoning traditional publishers and striking out on their own. The publisher and author Steve Gaunt, an Englishman living and detecting in Croatia, has done just that. And what a little cracker it is! Steve has ‘stopped prevaricating’ and after several years in the making, his A5 booklet of 46 pages is finally ready for public perusal. Subtitled, Observations on the Designs of 13-15 Century Slavonian Finger Rings, this work is intended to be the first step in recording the styles and designs of common rings found in Croatia and South West Hungary, regions that were once part of the medieval Kingdom of Slavonia. The booklet isn’t intended as a comprehensive catalogue, although there are plenty of different examples to contemplate. We can presumably look out for more... More > in the series! Over 120 finger rings from the mass produced decorative to the more practical cast seal types are exquisitely drawn by the author, each with a full description. Most of them were found by himself, but detectorist friends have also contributed to the unique collection of different styles. I particularly like the author’s crisp designs and the clever way in which the black and white illustrations show ‘dark’ for examples in base metal and in ‘white’ for silver and silver alloy. It is a fine example of a well produced scholarly work that many could well admire as an exemplar of what can be done with just a little enthusiasm and effort. It is yet another example of how recorded and fully documented finds unearthed by detectorists, can add useful and interesting information to the historical record. British detectorists will no doubt see many similarities in design and details of manufacture that will be of interest. John Winter, for 'The Searcher' Magazine, March 2010< Less
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September 28, 2011
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