Medieval London

Ring

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Title

Ring

Subject

Jewelry, Clothing and Personal Accessories

Description

This gold posy ring is inscribed with various phrases. The first phrase, 'UNG TEMPS VIANDRA', meaning 'a time will come', is engraved in French, and is in Roman capitals. The second phrase, 'MON DESIR ME VAILLE', is also engraved in French, and in Roman capitals, and means 'my longing keeps me awake'. The first phrase is inscribed on the outside of the ring, and is separated by images of flowers, and the second phrase is on the inside of the ring, separated by engravings of stars. The second phrase is on the inside of the ring, denoting the more affectionate inscription was placed closer to the skin.

Date

Late Medieval/Early Modern (1500-1530)

Contributor

Erin Gray

Language

French

Type

Still Image

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Posy Ring

Physical Dimensions

Diameter: 1.9 cm outer hoop, Height: 0.3 cm

Files

2008BT1991_jpg_ds.jpg
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Collection

Citation

“Ring,” Medieval London, accessed December 10, 2019, https://medievallondon.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/283.

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