17th Century - Gold Posy Ring
Antiquities - Post Medieval
GBP (£) 400 - 500
EUR (€) 470 - 590
USD ($) 520 - 650
Sold for (Inc. premium): £805
Circa 17th century AD. A finger ring inscribed internally in script 'God a lone made us to One' with initials in capitals (apparently added later) 'W M E' indicating the surname initial 'M', the husband's initial 'W' and the wife's initial 'E' set in a triangle, in the style frequently seen on token farthings of 17th century date; the maker's mark 'NL' within a rectangular cartouche perhaps for a London silversmith recorded with this mark for the year 1692-3. 22.30 mm x 4.34 mm; 5.59 grams; internal diameter 19 mm. Very fine, with some slight distortion to the band and a few minor nicks and scratches to the edges. Eminently wearable and easily refinished.
Ex English collection; bought at Cumberland Coin Fair, 1980s.
For the motto - Evans, p. 39; for the maker - Jackson, 1921 edition, p. 148.
Friday 19th March 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury WayLondon WC1A 2TH
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