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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Mourning-ring; gold; hoop has skull between two pairs of cross-bones on outside, in white enamel on black ground; inscribed; 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: 17.63 millimetres
    • Height: 3.73 millimetres
    • Weight: 3 grammes
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

        In death shees blest Since heauens her rest
      • Inscription Type

        maker's mark
      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Comment

        In 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.
  • Curator's comments

    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).


  • Bibliography

    • Dalton 1912 1484 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G46/dc13

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number



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