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mourning-ring

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    AF.1681

  • Description

    Mourning ring; gold; hexagonal bezel with skull visible beneath rock crystal (or glass); hoop of five scrolls with crown, skull and cross-bones, coffin, crossed pick and spade and hour-glass with wings on white enamel; inscribed. No maker's mark.

  • Date

    • 1748 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 0.84 inches
    • Weight: 61 grains
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        interior
      • Inscription Content

        S.Buller obt 21 Octb 1748 aet.77.
      • Inscription Type

        maker's mark
      • Inscription Content

        none
  • Bibliography

    • Dalton 1912 1612 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1897

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    AF.1681


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