Renaissance gold and enamel posy ring

Renaissance gold and enamel posy ring

Code: 11146

£850.00
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This is an interesting Renaissance period gold posy ring, dating to the 16th century. The inside of the band is inscribed with "MILOSC I WIARA O BOGV OFIARA". The style of lettering is of a mid-16th-century script, with the inscription in Polish reading as "Love and Faith for God's Sacrifice" The outer band is decorated and enamelled. It is a good and original ring in excavated condition.

OBJECT: Posy Ring

CULTURE:  Renaissance

DATE: c. 1550 - 1600 A.D.

MATERIAL: Gold

RING SIZE:    5 1/2  (US)     L (UK)

SIZE: 19.04mm x 2.95mm

WEIGHT 3.14 grams

PROVENANCE:  Formerly in a European Private Collection, Belgium.