'Noe recompence but love'
This medieval gold posy ring was found in the summer of 2020 whilst metal detecting. The gold posy ring was found near some timber framed barns on a freshly cut stubble field not far from Bridgnorth Shropshire. These rings were given as a secret message of love between the giver and the recipient, often inscribed internally and taken from a short poetic rhyme. Perhaps it was lost while harvesting or maybe a sad tale of a lost love, something that we will never know but a memory that disappeared in the mists of time. Entered for Fieldings August Antiques & Interiors sale as part of the jewellery section, the ring carries a pre-sale estimate of £700-900
A post Medieval gold finger or posy ring circa AD 1600-1700 plain shaped band with the internal description 'noe Recompence but Love' with a possible makers mark at the end of the description. Diameter 19.61mm, thickness 1.26mm and weight 2.56gms
Found by the vendor in 2020 while metal detecting on the North edge of the Wyre Forest in the Bridgnorth district of Shropshire
Recorded with H M Coroner and disclaimed
PAS Database number :WMID-049FE3
To be sold in our 17th/18th August auction
Posted on 21 July 2023