One of set of four lacing-rings, 'maljor', (1868,0309.41-42, 45-46), silver, of openwork design with with a five-pointed star-shaped motif with a heart at the end of each arm, and a heart surrounded by five stars at the centre, all within a milled ring.
- Made in: Sweden
- Diameter: 3.5 centimetres
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription ContentAN (?) in a rectangle
Inscription CommentPossibly the same mark as on 1868,0309.111
For 'maljors' or lacing-pins see curators comments for 1868.0309.30
In attached image, the rings are arranged as follows, from top, left top right: 1868,0309.46; 1868,0309.45; 1868,0309.41; 1868,0309.42. The second image shows 1868,0309.41 (left), 1868,0309.42 (right). For enlarged detail, see 1868,0309.45
'Received from the Trustees of the Christy Collection in exchange for duplicates from Haslar Hospital.' (acquisitions register for 1868,0309). For explanation see 1868,0309.4. The register also notes that these pieces were 'all from Norway'; they are all made in Sweden. Norway was still united to Sweden until 1905 which may explain the confusion.
Prehistory and Europe
Object reference number: MCM3731