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finger-ring

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1978,1002.1117

  • Description

    Gold memorial ring; bezel containing miniature gold medallion under glass in swivel setting; medallion with relief head to right of Frederick Duke of York; bezel framed by snake biting its tail; black cross-hatched enamelling and red enamel for the eye; shoulders with foliate ornament in relief.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1827-1830
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 1.8 centimetres (bezel)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        medallion
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        FREDERICUS DUX EBORAC
      • Inscription Translation

        Frederick Duke of York
      • Inscription Type

        maker's mark
      • Inscription Position

        bezel
      • Inscription Content

        BP
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        bezel, reverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        MULTIS ILLE BONIS FLEBILLS OCCIDIT NON. JANUAR 1827
      • Inscription Translation

        He died wept (mourned) for by many good men. January 1827.
  • Location

    G47/dc7

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    22 February 1994

    Reason for treatment

    Permanent Exhibition

    Treatment proposal

    Remove tarnish

    Condition

    1984 Slightly dirty and tarnished CRE 1991 Very slightly tarnished CRE 1994 no treatment necessary CRE

    Treatment details

    1984 Tarnish was removed using Goddards Hotel Silver Dip by immersion and brushing. Washed in running tap water. Dried with kleenex tissue and hot air from blower. CRE 1991 as above CRE 1994 no treatment necessary CRE

    About these records 

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1978

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1978,1002.1117

  • Additional IDs

    • HG.1117 (masterlist number)
Gold memorial ring; bezel containing miniature gold medallion under glass in swivel setting; medallion with relief head to right of Frederick Duke of York; bezel framed by snake biting its tail; black cross-hatched enamelling and red enamel for the eye; shoulders with foliate ornament in relief.

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