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posy ring

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    AF.1293

  • Description

    Gold posy ring with inscription. Bezel with a ruby in an oval setting. No maker's mark

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 17thC-18thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 0.87 inches
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        interior
      • Inscription Language

        English
      • Inscription Content

        In loue abide till death deuide
      • Inscription Type

        maker's mark
      • Inscription Content

        none
  • Curator's comments

    The ruby, which is flawed, seems to have been added later. The hollow hoop has been dented.

  • Bibliography

    • Dalton 1912 1212 bibliographic details
    • Evans 1931 p. 58 bibliographic details
  • Condition

    Fair

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1897

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    AF.1293

Gold posy ring with inscription. Bezel with a ruby in an oval setting. unmarked

Gold posy ring with inscription. Bezel with a ruby in an oval setting. unmarked

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