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..."