Roman Gold Wedding Ring

£ 1,500.00

An elegant Ancient Roman gold wedding ring, also known as fede in Latin, featuring a circular hoop with expanding shoulders, and an oval bezel. The bezel is decorated with a thin gold sheet displaying a repoussé depiction of a pair of clasped hands. The ring’s shoulders are further enriched with repoussé lines. UK ring size M. Weight: 3.9g.

Date: Circa 2nd-4th Century AD
Condition: Fine. The ring is suitable for modern wear with care.
Product Code: RES-79
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This exquisite ring depicts the traditional Ancient Roman ceremony of joining hands at a wedding. The nuptial fede was traditionally worn on the fourth finger of the left hand: the Romans believed that a nerve ran directly from that finger to the heart. With the advent of Christianity, wedding rings started to feature depictions of crosses and idealised portraits of the groom and the bride, with the figure of Christ in between.

To discover more about Roman jewellery, please visit our relevant blog post: Roman Jewellery: Gold Rings.

Dimensions W 1.7 cm
Metal

Gold

Region

Southern Europe

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