Mourning ring; enamelled gold, with a skeleton, foliate design and crown in black enamel round the outside of the hoop. The interior with memorial inscription and goldsmith's stamp. D-section hoop.
- 1727 (date of inscription)
- Made in: Devizes
- (Europe,British Isles,England,Wiltshire,Devizes (parish))
- Diameter: 0.89 inches
- Weight: 94 grains
Inscription ContentGod hath sent my hearts content. R.C.1727.
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription CommentRoman capitals in serrated rectangular punch.The mark of Ralph Good I of Devizes. For further details see curatorial comments,.
This ring may have begun life as a betrothal or wedding ring and was later altered to serve as a mourning ring: the skeleton on the outside was added, together with the initials RC and the date 1727 (J. Rudoe, 19.11.03).
See also ring no. 1961,1202.76 Evans gift) for Biographical details and 1961,1202.163 and 448 (Evans gift) for identical marks.
Not on display
2005-2006 25 Jul-13 Jan, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
2005 12 Feb-26 Jun, Newcastle, Hancock Museum, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
2004-2005 1 Oct-15 Jan, Manchester Museum, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
2004 30 Apr-21 Sep, Cardiff, National Museums & Galleries of Wales, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
2003-2004 21 Nov-14 Mar, London, BM, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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Object reference number: MCN8955
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