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17th Century - Gold Inscribed Posy Ring - 'The gift of a frend'

Antiquities - Post Medieval


LOT 893

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GBP (£) 300 - 400
EUR (€) 340 - 450
USD ($) 420 - 560
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £920

17TH CENTURY - GOLD INSCRIBED POSY RING - 'THE GIFT OF A FREND'

Circa late 17th century AD. A gold finger ring with a legend inscribed around the interior in italic script: 'The gift of a frend'. 0.93 grams, internal 14.02 mm.

Condition
Extremely fine condition, a wearable example with finely executed inscription.

Provenance
From an old private collection formed in the 1950's.

Literature
See J. Evans, English Posies and Posy Rings, Oxford, 1931 p.94, example in British Museum.

Date
Thursday 9th September 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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Thursday 9th September 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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