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
DATE: c. 1550 - 1600 A.D.
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.
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