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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Mourning-ring; gold; hoop of triangular section enamelled on outer side with death's head in white upon black; rest of enamel lost; inscribed; goldsmith's stamp; hoop broken.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1696-1731 (known active dates ; Note - this is a 'Britannia' style mark of the first two letters of the surname which was not compulsory after 1720.; date of death unrecorded.)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 0.84 inches
    • Weight: 118 grains
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Content

        Not lost but gone before.
      • Inscription Type

        maker's mark
      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Comment

        Roman capitals in indented rectangular punch. Possibly the mark of Isaac Davenport, smallworker of London. For further details see curatorial comments.
  • Curator's comments

    See rings no 1186 , 1249 (Dalton 1912 - AF.1267 and1330) and also 1961,1202.338 (Evans gift) for the same mark and curatorial comment for further details.

    Note - this is a 'Britannia' style mark of the first two letters of the surname which was not compulsory after 1720.

  • Bibliography

    • Dalton 1912 1485 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    Hoop broken.

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number



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