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Medieval silver Valentines/Lovers ring with pierced heart

£650.00

Code: 11242



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

CULTURE: Medieval

DATE: c. 1450 - 1550 A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver

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.