Mourning-ring; gold; hoop has skull between two pairs of cross-bones on outside, in white enamel on black ground; inscribed; goldsmith's stamp.
- 1657 - 1664 (presumed active dates [of freedom and last mention] - Jordan.)
- 1695 (presumed active from this date [of freedom] - Jones)
- Made in: London
- (Europe,British Isles,England,London)
- Diameter: 17.63 millimetres
- Height: 3.73 millimetres
- Weight: 3 grammes
Inscription ContentIn death shees blest Since heauens her rest
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription CommentIn Roman capitals in shield-shaped punch with barred letters.
Possibly that of James Jordan, ringmaker or John Jones jeweller, both of London ; see curator's comments for further detals.
See also ring no, 1460 (AF.1531) 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).
On display: G46/dc13
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Object reference number: MCN8651
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