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Medieval - Gold Black Letter Inscribed Posy Ring - 'DVNTRE E JOYE'

Antiquities - Medieval


LOT 864

Estimate
GBP (£) 1,750 - 2,500
EUR (€) 1,970 - 2,820
USD ($) 2,460 - 3,520
Additional Fees*

Sold for (Inc. premium): £5,405

MEDIEVAL - GOLD BLACK LETTER INSCRIBED POSY RING - 'DVNTRE E JOYE'

Circa 15th century AD. The band flat internally and dished externally with an external inscription in Black Letter script reading 'DVNTRE E JOYE'. The words separated by floriate engraving and a quatrefoil. 1.12 grams, internal 15.76 mm.

Condition
Extremely fine condition, fully wearable. Rare.

Provenance
From an old English collection.

Literature
See Joan Evans English Posies and Posy Rings, pp. 5 to 15 for examples of similar Black Letter inscriptions in both French and English.

Footnotes
This ring featured on the Antiques Roadshow (Chichester, broadcast 9th December 2002) and is listed in the BBC Antiques Price Guide website (at £2,500-£5,000).

Date
Thursday 9th September 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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Thursday 9th September 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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