Engraved gold poesy ring, French, ca. 1200-1400. Inscription: (Lombardic lettering in Norman French) "Ceit Mon Vie". Most often signifying a marriage ring, posie rings are typically English in origin with a long history from the medieval era to the 18th century. Norman French (the precursor to modern day French) was used in the royal courts until the 15th century and employed for poesy rings during the 13th through the 14th century.