A love token

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A love token

For hundreds of years gold rings have been given as tokens of love and marriage. Often these were inscribed with personal declarations, these were usually serious in tone but some contained comical dedications. This ring is inscribed with the message ‘in god aboue wee ioyne our love’ (in God above we join our love), and was probably a wedding ring. As the message is inscribed on the inside it was intended as a private declaration, only seen by the giver and the wearer. This ring was found in Pinhoe.