Marriage ring, about 1800. Museum no. 869-1871

Marriage ring, about 1800. Museum no. 869-1871

Marriage ring
Central or Eastern Europe
About 1800
Silver-gilt
Museum no. 869-1871

The ritual gift of a ring during the marriage ceremony goes back to ancient times but is only documented since about 1400. The Hebrew inscription 'mazel tov' imparts good luck.