Lovely Medieval German Silver Poesy Ring with clasped hands inscr. "Myn Genyst"

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Seller: bell*passato (220) 100%, Location: Europe, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 192750725630 Lovely Medieval German Silver Poesy/Betrothal Ring with clasped hands inscribed "Myn Genyst" Dainty but very solid Medieval likely Renaissance German silver betrothal/poesy ring. The ring consisting of a flat band slightly rounded from the outside and richly decorated. The lower half of the ring incised with the German inscription using the period spelling of that time "Myn Genyst" (modern German ), which might be translated into English as "My Heart". The upper part worked out as clasped hands. Poesy rings are rings with brief poems that express love sentiments inscribed either around the outside or on the inside of the band. This type of ring dates as early as classical times, when they were considered magical, having the power when worn to enforce the poesy engraved on them. In the 16th and 17th Century a silver betrothal ring would often be replaced with the same poesy ring in gold on marriage. approx. 16-17. C. AD - weight 3.9 grams - size 17.9 mm , US approx 8-, UK O/P origin Germany Worn ring with traces and scratches. Clasped hands, decoration and inscription with abrasion. Item is not finally cleaned preserving origin condition and patina. Material tested for silver. Absolutely wearable condition. © Condition: Worn ring with traces and scratches. Clasped hands, decoration and inscription with abrasion. Item is not finally cleaned preserving origin condition and patina. Material tested for silver. Absolutely wearable condition., Type: Poesy/betrothal ring, Provenance: ex German collection, Material: silver, Colour: silver

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