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