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The contemporary inscription on the inside of the ring is very clear and reads:- Wher love find my ♥ I bind.
The name "posy" was derived from the amatory inscription which this type of ring bears which was usually in rhyme or "poesy". These rings have been recorded in Roman times and reached their peak of popularity in England in the 16th and 17th centuries. They were usually given by both men and women as an expression of regard, friendship, attachment or love. By the mid 17th and the 18th centuries, most posy rings were used as wedding rings.
Size:- English size:- S. US size:- 9 1/4. 0.7 inches (1.8cm) internal diameter x 0.3 inches (0.8cm) wide.
Weight: 7.90 Grams (0.25 troy ounces)