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 - EUROPEAN BETROTHAL RING 9th-12th CENTURY, SIZE 3
 - EUROPEAN BETROTHAL RING 9th-12th CENTURY, SIZE 3
 - EUROPEAN BETROTHAL RING 9th-12th CENTURY, SIZE 3
 - EUROPEAN BETROTHAL RING 9th-12th CENTURY, SIZE 3
 - EUROPEAN BETROTHAL RING 9th-12th CENTURY, SIZE 3

EUROPEAN BETROTHAL RING 9th-12th CENTURY, SIZE 3

B2223

Regular price $185.00 Sale

During the Middle Ages, the act of committing to marriage took place as a formal ceremony with vows, considered sacred and unbreakable, exchanged. A ring was given by the man to the woman to bind the pledge and worn until the marriage. That practice is believed to derive from the custom of providing a bride's price or dowry. This example is size 3. It has a 1.0mm rounded face band, flared to the shoulders. The center is a depressed circle flanked by triple nub clusters. It is in as found condition with good dark patina and crisp detail, and is gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.

 

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