A stirrup-shaped gold finger ring of the medieval period. The hoop (now distorted) is D-shaped in cross-section, it expands in width and depth to form a sub-triangular bezel with a sub-oval recess at the centre. The recessed bezel most probably held a cabochon gem stone.


The earliest stirrup-shaped finger rings date from the mid 12th century, but the style remained popular until the end of the medieval period.