Posy rings by Unknown Artist

The group of rings were probably owned by the same person or a man and wife because there are two rings which carry the same inscription.


Diameter: 17mm to 24mm
Art Fund grant:
£4,500 ( Total: £10,500)
Acquired in:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

On the external face it reads 'mon cuer entier' (my whole heart) and on the interior 'mon est desr' (is my desire). The four rings may have been exchanged as part of a wedding ceremony. The decoration of engraved flowers and leaves is the same on each rings.


Discovered near Lewes by a metal detectorist and declared Treasure in 2006.

Venue details

Lewes Castle and Barbican House Museum 169 High Street, LEWES East Sussex BN7 1YE 01273 486290 www.sussexpast.co.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7.40)

1 Nov – 28 Feb

​Daily, 10am ​– 3.45pm

1 Mar – 31 Oct

Daily, 10am - 5.30pm

Last admission 30 minutes before closing
Opens at 11am on Sun, Mon and Bank holidays

Closed Mon in Jan, 25-26 Dec and 1 Jan