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.
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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