This is a wonderful medieval silver finger ring, dating to the 15th - 16th century. It is engraved with a heart pierced with an arrow, symbolic of love. Such a ring is usually engraved as a signet, but on this bezel the engraving is too shallow for a seal and thus probably given as a token of love, or as Valentine's day gift? Today this ring has survived in excellent condition, suitable to be worn and gifted again!
OBJECT: Betrothal Ring / Love Token
DATE: c. 1450 - 1550 A.D.
RING SIZE: 7 1/2 (US) P (UK)
SIZE: 20.88mm x 22.81mm x 3.30mm (bezel 12.88mm x 13.05mm x 1.63)
WEIGHT: 4.70 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. Private Collection, Troyes. France.
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