Medieval Silver Gilt Betrothal Ring Clasped Hands & Crown
This is a well loved medieval silver-gilt betrothal/wedding ring, dating to the 15th century. It is decorated with a pair of clasped hands with a crown above. this would have presumably represented a crowned heart. The detail is however very worn (with at least a lifetimes of use) as such a testament to long and happy marriage! A nice example of a wearable medieval ring from the turbulent period of the Wars of the Roses.
OBJECT: Betrothal Ring
DATE: c. 1420 - 1520 A.D.
RING SIZE: 9 1/2 (US) S 3/4 (UK)
SIZE: 23mm x 23mm x 3mm (bezel 17mm x 10mm)
WEIGHT: 3.4 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. Private Collection, London, originally found in Nottinghamshire.