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signet-ring

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    AF.617

  • Description

    Gold signet-ring; channelled shoulders; circular bezel engraved with shield of arms: two lions passant within cabled border; inscription within hoop.

  • Date

    • 1500 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 1.03 inches (hoop)
    • Diameter: 0.52 inches (bezel)
    • Weight: 363 grains
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Gothic
      • Inscription Position

        hoop(bezel)
      • Inscription Language

        French
      • Inscription Content

        je port foy ou je doy.
  • Curator's comments

    Text from Dalton 1912, Catalogue of Finger Rings, no. 296::
    For find details see 'Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of London', 1st ser., iv, p.268.

  • Bibliography

    • Dalton 1912 296 bibliographic details
    • Evans 1931 p. 9 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited
    1978 4 May-27 Aug, London, BM, Heraldry: British Heraldry from its origins to circa 1800

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1897

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    AF.617


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