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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • 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 Position

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

        Hope helpeth greife
      • Inscription Type

        maker's mark
      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Content

      • 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.

    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).

  • Bibliography

    • Dalton 1912 1460 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number



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