ROMAN WEDDING MARRIAGE HANDFAST CLASPED HANDS RING in bronze.
The "handfast" marriage can be traced back to the Roman times "Dextrarum iunctio" which appears on Roman tombstones, and which appears to be echoed in medieval images of the Marriage of the Virgin. Most scholars feel that the legal tradition of "handfasting" from roman days can be traced to its usage in ritual of a christian marriage.
Professionally cleaned. This item has been resized at some point in antiquity. Most handfast rings are like this, having been passed down from generation to generation. See before and after cleaning photos showing the items original patina and thus the true authenticity.Sturdy and completely wearable.
Measurements: US SIZE - 5 3/4, UK SIZE - L, 16.32 mm inner diameter , 20 mm outer diameter,
WEIGHT: 2.6 g