A gold signet-ring with an oval bezel depicting a ship, above which is a monogram. By the stern of the ship is a crescent moon. The bezel has a cabled border. Stamped on the reverse of the bezel with a goldsmith's mark.
- Made in: England
- (Europe,British Isles,England)
- Diameter: 0.82 inches (hoop)
- Length: 0.58 inches (bezel)
- Weight: 97 grains
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription Positionreverse of bezel.
Inscription CommentRoman capital, in a circular punch.; mark not identifiable in any standard works of reference..
The crescent moon is a cadency mark and represents the second son in the family line.
see also ring no.1961,1202.119 (Evans gift) for an identical mark.
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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Object reference number: MCN7145
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