Medieval Gold Ring Inscribed 'I am yours'
Antiquities - Medieval
GBP (£) 1,800 - 2,400
EUR (€) 2,130 - 2,840
USD ($) 2,320 - 3,100
14th century AD
A D-section gold hoop with expanding shoulders, rectangular bezel with inset panel to the underside, red cloison with intaglio profile female bust; enigmatic blackletter inscription to the inner face 'suie vostre' meaning 'I am yours'. 2.29 grams, 20mm overall, 16.27mm internal diameter (approximate size British K 1/2, USA 5 1/2, Europe 11.0, Japan 10) (3/4"). Fine condition.
Property of a Suffolk gentleman; acquired before 2000. Accompanied by a positive X-Ray Fluorescence metal analysis certificate.
Malcolm Jones, Sheffield University, Dept. English Language & Linguistics, Senior Lecturer 1994-2009, and advisor to the British Museum and Portable Antiquities Scheme, says: 'The –s- are ‘long s’ and look like the letter c in this script.
Monday 27th February 2017 :
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