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Amor Vincit Omnia

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Love Conquers the script.

This manuscript of ‘The Canterbury Tales’ describes the pilgrims who assembled in Southwark. References to the capital in the Tales are plentiful, including the Prioress, whose suspect French was learnt in the 'scole of Stratford atte Bowe'. Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, early 15th century, Lansdowne MS 851 © The British Library Board

Rings inscribed are known as 'posy' rings (from 'poesy', or poetry). Such inscriptions can be in Latin or in French, both languages fairly widely understood or spoken by the elite in Western Europe. Love inscriptions often repeat each other, which suggests that goldsmiths used stock phrases. Perhaps the most commonly found inscription is 'Amor Vincit Omnia', a motto found on a brooch worn by the flirtatious Prioress in Chaucer's Prologue to the 'Canterbury Tales', written around 1390.

The Latin phrase amor vincit omnia translates as 'love conquers all', a motto known to all students of English literature as the one engraved on the brooch worn by the Prioress in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. This ring is a faithful recreation of the original, now in the collections of the British Museum. £35.00

The Prioress, Detail From The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer (1342-1400 British),

The Prioress' Tale

Every women wants to be a princess. A doting New York husband with a wife obsessed with tiaras notices this piece and decided this was a good start for his Princess. For all the men out there we can make something that will makes your princess special. This design is vines and bird motifs with the inscription 'Amor Vincit Omnia' which mean 'Love Conquers All', what a guy.

amor vincit omnia bracelet - Simpli Stamped

Amor vincit omnia - Berlin

Amor Vincit Omnia

Amor vincit omnia

Amor Vincit Omnia