Fede ring

Full Name: Fede ring

Object Name: Ring

Period: Medieval

Date: 15th century

General Location of Find: Kinglassie, Fife

Description: The bezel comprises two clasped hands either side of which is a sacred heart engraved with what may be a schematic rendition of the tree of life. Four panels then make up the rest of the band - three panels each bear a letter to make up the holy monogram I H S with a further letter N for Nazarene and the whole inscription then reads as an abbreviation for ‘Jesus of Nazareth’. This is an ornate example of a fede ring with much of the internal gilding intact and the engraving sharp and finely executed.

Materials: silver gilt

Accession No: FIFER:2012.0161

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