Fatimid Ring. Southern Spain, 9th-11th century. gold and turquoise. The fabrication of this ring with its intricate execution is typical of the craftsmanship of Fatimid goldsmiths, who often worked in southern Spain and were renowned for their rich jewelry. The six-pointed star, a familiar symbol in Islamic art, was believed to ward off bad luck.
Engraved gold poesy ring, French, ca. 1200-1400. Inscription: (Lombardic lettering in Norman French) "Ceit Mon Vie". Most often signifying a marriage ring, posie rings are typically English in origin with a long history from the medieval era to the 18th century. Norman French (the precursor to modern day French) was used in the royal courts until the 15th century and employed for poesy rings during the 13th through the 14th century.
Early Poesy Ring: ca. 1200-1400, high carat gold inscribed with Lombardic lettering in Norman French "Ceit Mon Vie" with hand-engraved exterior of rose and leaf motifs as well as a cross pattée. "A poesy ring is embellished with a saying engraved to its interior. Most often signifying a marriage ring, posie rings are typically English in origin with a long history from the medieval era to the 18th century. A few even entered into the 19th century. These engraved inscriptions took many forms..."
Noble's Shirt -- Every good regent knows that it's all in the details. The attention to detail in this shirt reflects the quality of its wearer. The rows of tiny tucks that run down front and sleeves the laces made from the shirt fabric the reinforced buttonholes on the collar and cuff make this shirt subtly spectacular. It also makes it more period. For a slightly more"Naughty Noble"look it is possible to use the shirt without the lacing because the buttonholes don't stand out like silver or...
Great Medieval Wedding Shirt!