Finger-ring; gold; engraved; decorated shoulders; flat heart-shaped bezel with sacred monogram within radiate border.
- Diameter: 0.9 inches
- Length: 0.76 inches (bezel)
- Weight: 39 grains
Inscription Typesacred monogram
Compare with AF.2507 For a very similar ring see Chadour 1994 no 830. According to the Braybrooke catalogue, 'A gold ring with slight but flat and broad band to the hoop, which is surmounted by a heart shaped tablet, with smooth surface, nearly one inch by three-quarters-of-an-inch wide and stout. This is ornamented round the edge by thirteen cones , springing from them inwards, engraved on the surface, probably of some significance. on the centre is engraved a smaller heart, accross which are IHS in large capitals. On the shoulders of the hoop is a slight chasing. -39 1/2 grs. Mr Way, who purchased this and 256, abroad for me in the spring of 1859, makes the following remarks on them. These IHS rings are of the fashion of Savoy, not very ancient, and regarded as monastic, or for Abbesses, but more probably as phylacteric. This struck me as uncommon.
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Object reference number: MCN10186
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