- Museum number
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)
- Production date
Diameter: 43 millimetres
Depth: 5.20 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Medieval jewellery and rings were often exchanged between lovers. Some pieces bear inscriptions or posies indicating the sentiment behind the gift. Such posies were rarely the invention of the purchaser, but were usually chosen from a repetitive stock of phrases.
- On display (G40/dc10/sD)
- Exhibition history
2006-2007 23 Sept-7 Jan, Sheffield, Millennium Galleries, 'Art at the Rockface'
2006 22 May-3 Sept, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, 'Art at the Rockface'
1987-1988 6 Nov-6 Mar, London, Royal Academy of Arts, Age of Chivalry: Art in Plantagenet England 1200-1400
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number