Inscribed ring by Unknown Artist

This ring is likely to be English and consists of a flat band with an applied, beaded border and a double lined inscription.


Diameter: 2.8 - 3 cm
Art Fund grant:
£750 ( Total: £3,000)
Acquired in:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

It may have been the treasured property of Staffordshire nobility as it was found near Chartley Hall and Chartley Castle and bears an inscription in French, the language of the English aristocracy. The inscription reads 'Amour vault tout fors ceur de villain Amour envoie coullas e joie' (Love is worth much more than a base heart Love sends [or brings] solace and joy).


Discovered in Stowe, Staffordshire by a metal detectorist and declared Treasure in 2005.

Venue details

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery Bethesda Street, Hanley, STOKE-ON-TRENT Staffordshire ST1 3DW 01782 232 323

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm
Sun, 11am – 4pm

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