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18th Century - Gold Inscribed Posy Ring - 'Hurt not that (heart) whoes Joy thou art'

Antiquities - Post Medieval


LOT 894

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GBP (£) 600 - 800
EUR (€) 680 - 900
USD ($) 840 - 1,130
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £2,875

18TH CENTURY - GOLD INSCRIBED POSY RING - 'HURT NOT THAT (HEART) WHOES JOY THOU ART'

Circa 18th century AD. A gold finger ring with a legend inscribed around the interior in an italic hand: ‘Hurt not that [heart] whoes Joy thou art’, the word ‘heart’ represented by a heart-shaped ideogram, and the ‘s’ of ‘whoes’ in its long form. 4.51 grams, 21.77 mm, internal 19.20 mm (UK size S; USA size 9.5; EU size 20.38; Japan size 19.5).

Condition
Extremely fine condition, a large wearable example with beautiful inscription and finely executed script.

Provenance
Found Norfolk.

Literature
Cf. Joan Evans, English Posies and Posy Rings, Oxford, 1931 p.48 example from Sullington, Sussex.

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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