Annular brooch; gold, ruby, sapphire; the obverse set alternately with rubies and sapphires and punched decoration; the pin set with a sapphire; the reverse with an enamelled inscription 'IO SUI ICI EN LIU DAMI: AMO:' (I am here in the place of the friend I love) Made in England or France 13th C
Beautiful workmanship and sentiment. Medieval, 13th C, from England. Gold brooch with rubies and sapphires. The reverse side has inscription (in abbreviated French) 'io sui ici en liu dami amo' ('I am here in place of a friend love'), indicating that the brooch is likely to have been an expensive love token.
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This medieval gold brooch, set with rubies and sapphires, was a lover's gift. The back of the brooch carries an inscription in Old French for the benefit of the wearer: 'Io sui ici en lui dami: Amo' (translation: I am here in place of the friend I love).
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This medieval gold brooch, set with rubies and sapphires, was a lover's gift. The back of the brooch carries an inscription in Old French for the benefit of the wearer: 'Io sui ici en lui dami: Amo' (translation: I am here in place of the friend I love). Items of jewellery with sentimental inscriptions like this were often exchanged between wealthy lovers in the medieval period.