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    Medieval silver fede bethrothal ring

    Medieval silver fede bethrothal ring

    $280 (approx conversion from £230)

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    About this item

    This is a wonderful medieval silver-fede betrothal ring, dating to the 14th - 15th century. The ring is designed to resemble a pair of clasped hands holding a heart.

    Medieval lovers gave each other rings, and rings were used to mark betrothals and weddings, but among surviving rings, it is impossible today to distinguish these different uses. Such rings are generally called 'fede' (faith) rings. Rings showing clasped hands first appeared in Roman times when they represented a legal contract. Since the clasping of hands was part of the medieval betrothal ceremony, it is not surprising to find rings that can be attributed to the 'wedding ring' genre. Either way, it would be impossible to distinguish this ring as commemorative of love, betrothal or marriage. It is a fine example, robust and strong, ideal for daily wear!

    OBJECT: Betrothal Fede Ring

    CULTURE: Medieval

    DATE: c. 14th - 15th century A.D.

    MATERIAL: Silver

    RING SIZE:  8 1/4 (US)     Q 1/2  (UK)

    SIZE: 23mm x 22mm x 3mm

    WEIGHT:  3.2 grams

    PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection. Derby.

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    Additional Information

    Code

    12212 (AB-123915)

    Period

    Pre 1600, Middle Age, Medieval

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