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Ring brooch

Ring brooch

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1250-1350 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, engraved

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dame Joan Evans

  • Museum number:

    M.41-1975

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 5, shelf A, box 10

Physical description

Ring brooch, silver. One one side engraved with an inscription in simple Lombardic letters 'R.O.B.E.R.T.I LOVE YAG: LOVES ME' (Robert I love (you?). On the other side similarly engraved with the inscription 'IHESUS NAZARENUS REX IUD' (Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews).

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1250-1350 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silver, engraved

Marks and inscriptions

R.O.B.E.R.T.I LOVE YAG: LOVES ME
'Robert I love (you?): Loves me
English, simple Lombardic lettering

IHESVS NAZARENVS REX IVD
Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews
Latin, simple Lombardic lettering

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.2 cm

Descriptive line

Silver ring brooch, inscribed in Lombardic letters 'Robert I love yag [you?] loves me' and in Latin 'Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews'. England, about 1250-1350.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Lightbown, Ronald. Medieval European Jewellery: with a catalogue of the collection in the Victoria & Albert Museum. London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 1992. cat.10. p. 493.

Materials

Silver

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Faith; Romantic love

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Christianity

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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