Roman Wedding Ring, Silver

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Roman Wedding Ring "Dextrarum Iunctio"

Replica of an antique wedding ring with clasped hands, after archaeological finds of the Roman Empire. The motif of the united hands (Dextrarum Iunctio) is sculpted here as a decorative plate. The image is nicely highlighted by a slight patination. Made of solid 925 silver. The ring will be delivered in a jewelery case with certificate. Please choose your desired size!


Roman Wedding Ring "Dextrarum Iunctio"

Numerous rings of the Roman Empire show the motif of two clasped hands, the so-called "Dextrarum Iunctio". The handshake was in ancient Rome a binding sign of a marriage. An elderly woman, the Pronuba ("for the Bride"), put the couple's hands together at the ceremony. The bride quoted the formula "ubi tu gaius ego gaia," roughly "where you are Gaius, I am Gaia." With offerings finally the assistance of the gods was requested.

However, the motif is not only limited to a marriage vow, but rather symbolizes harmony and loyalty. Rings with the symbol of interlocking hands are also found in large numbers as so-called Fehde-Rings in the Middle Ages and in modern times. The term Fehde refers to the Latin Fides, the fidelity. Another term used in this context is the handtruwe, the hand-loyalty between fiancé, spouses and relatives.



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