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Finger-ring; silver; engraved; ten projections; projecting oval bezel depicting Latin cross.
- Diameter: 1.16 inches
- Length: 0.32 inches
According to the Braybrooke catalogue, 'A large silver thumb ring, with a circular signet, on which is engraved a plain cross: there are ten projections at intervals all round the hoop, whence the name given to these kind of rings, is decade: they were and are used still, in the same way, as beads for repeating ave's, and paters, especially after dark, and in passing places of evil repute. This specimen was purchased, in 1849. -84 1/2grs.'
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Object reference number: MCN9488
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