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Stirrup ring

A type of finger ring of which the hoop is elongated so that the hoop and its extensions on the two sides of the bezel suggest the shape of a stirrup. Such rings were made in the Middle Ages; an example has been found in England from the mid-12th century, and others were made in England from c. 1200.

From: An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry, autor: Harold Newman, publishers: Thames and Hudson

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