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mourning-ring

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    AF.1531

  • Description

    Mourning-ring; gold; hoop wreathed on outside; legend followed by goldsmith's stamp.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1657 - 1664 (presumed active dates [of freedom and last mention] - Jordan.)
    • 1695 (presumed active from this date [of freedom] - Jones.)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 0.63 inches
    • Weight: 27 grains
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        interior
      • Inscription Language

        English
      • Inscription Content

        Hope helpeth greife
      • Inscription Type

        maker's mark
      • Inscription Position

        interior
      • Inscription Content

        II
      • Inscription Comment

        In Roman capitals in rectangular punch with barred letters.

        Possibly that of James Jordan, ringmaker or John Jones jeweller, both of London ; see curator's comments for further detals.
  • Curator's comments

    See also ring no, 1484 (AF.1555) for an identical mark.

    Possibly the mark of James Jordan, ringmaker, free of the London Goldsmiths' Company 1657 last mentioned 1664, death unrecorded.

    or possibly John Jones, jeweller, free of the London Goldsmiths' Company 1695, death unrecorded.

    Maker's mark information from Dr. David Mitchell - November 2011. See the Goldsmiths' Company database ref ID 4522 (Jordan) or ID 9083 (Jones) for further details.(available from the Goldsmiths' Company).

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  • Bibliography

    • Dalton 1912 1460 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1897

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    AF.1531


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