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- Amor vincit omnia (love conquers all) Bracelet, 13th Century (from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
Amor vincit omnia (love conquers all) Bracelet, 13th Century (from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
This bracelet is an inspiration of the original 13th century ring, now in the collection of the British Museum. The bracelet has been adapted from the engraving and style of the original ring. The Latin phrase amor vincit omnia translates as love conquers all, a motto known to all students of English literature as the one engraved on the brooch worn by the Prioress in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. The full quote from the Roman poet Virgil's Eclogues X, 69 dated to 38BC is omnia vincit amor et nos cedamus amori or love conquers all; let us too, yield to love!