This is a nice 18th-century gold posy ring, inscribed in Latin with "Sic unit Armor duo" with two hearts entwined (reading as Thus Love unites two hearts). The Latin inscription is unusual and points towards an educated recipient who would have understood and appreciated a more secretive inscription. Posy rings were given by men and women as an expression of love, worn as wedding rings. This example was a metal detector find from Somerset, recorded as SOM-6F00EA. It was returned to the finder as the Museum could not date the ring prior to 1720. It comes with paperwork written by the Somerset Finds Liaison Officer.
OBJECT: Posy Ring
DATE: c. 18th century AD
RING SIZE: 6 1/2 (US) N (UK)
SIZE: 20.3mm x 4.2mm
WEIGHT: 5.25 grams
PROVENANCE: Found in Somerset, recorded as SOM-6F00EA, acquired from the finder.
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