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Gold signet-ring; engraved; wreathed hoop with inscribed channelled shoulders; octagonal bezel with merchant's mark within cabled border.
- Production date
Diameter: 1 millimetres (bezel)
Diameter: 0.92 inches (hoop)
Weight: 14.420 grammes
- Curator's comments
- Dalton 1912
For other rings with this inscription cf. AF 882 - AF 884 and 1865,0408.57.
Dalton 1912 (no. 696)
Also see ring in Norwich Castle Museum, 'Catalogue', 1902, no. 1125.
Cf. 'Journal of the British Archaeological Association' xiii, pl. xl; 'Archaeological Institute of York Meeting', 1848, p. 16; 'Norwich Meeting', 1851, p. xlix; 'Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of London', iv, 1867, p. 16.
Text from Dalton 1912, Catalogue of Finger Rings
The name is Hans van Parghem.
Text from Ward, Cherry et al, 'The Ring from Antiquity to the Twentieth Century,' London 1981, pl.169.
The wreathed hoop is engraved on the shoulders with the inscription: O MATER DEI MEMENTO MEI, HANS VA PARGHE ('O Mother of God remember me, Hans van Parghem'). The octagonal bezel is engraved with a merchant's mark within a cabled border; the mark is formed by a six-pointed star on which two of the points of the star are joined together (Fig. 10c). This ring illustrates a religious appeal to the Virgin Mary combined with a German or Netherlandish merchant's signet-ring.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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