Ring Dextrarum Iunctio, Gold 375

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Ring with shaking / clasping hands, Dextrarum Iunctio

The ring with the crossed hands is the copy of an original piece.
This particular variant has a circular inscription on the outside, which can be individually designed with a personal saying. The letters are not subsequently engraved, but an individual wax model is made for each ring, in which the inscription is already designed and carved before of the casting. If you are uncertain when specifying the required size, we will be pleased to send you a ring measurement in advance. The ring is individually handmade of solid yellow gold 375 / 9 carat. Delivery with certificate in a gift box.

 

Ring with shaking / clasping hands, Dextrarum Iunctio

This kind of ring with an image of clasped hands is called dextrarum iunctio, the "joined rights". Original finds drived from the age of the Roman Empire, but also of the early and late Middle Ages. The meaning is the same, the ring symbolizes loyalty and closeness.
In the roman era, the clasp of the right hands was used to conclude a marriage, in the same way like the modern "yes" in front of the altar. This moment is often depicted on roman monuments or sarcophagi (see pictures).
In the Middle Ages, the term "Handtruwe" emerges, translated hand-faith. It means an object, which symbolizes the love and the unity of two humans, maybe a ring or a brooch. The Handtruwe can be used for engagements, between husband and wife or even between parents and children.

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