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Medieval Silver Gilt Betrothal Ring Clasped Hands & Crown

£295.00 Approx $365.1, €342.62

Code: 10339

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

CULTURE: Medieval

DATE: c. 1420 - 1520 A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver-gilt

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.