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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.
Late Medieval/Early Modern (1500-1530)
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Diameter: 1.9 cm outer hoop, Height: 0.3 cm
“Ring,” Medieval London, accessed July 12, 2020, https://medievallondon.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/283.