Roman Gold Wedding Ring

GBP 1,500.00

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Object Description

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.

This exquisite ring depicts the traditional Ancient Roman ceremony of joining hands at a marriage. 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.

Period: Circa 2nd-4th century AD

Object Condition

Fine. The ring is suitable for modern wear with care.

Object Details

  • material
  • diameter
    1.7 . UK ring size L. centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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