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English 17th Century - Gold Posy Ring

Antiquities - Medieval


LOT 596

Estimate
GBP (£) 400 - 500
EUR (€) 450 - 560
USD ($) 560 - 700
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £1,035

ENGLISH 17TH CENTURY - GOLD POSY RING

Circa 17th century AD. A finger ring inscribed internally in letters 'Vertue is the chefest ornament'; the band engraved externally with alternating rosettes and 'z' ornaments. 18.91 mm x 3.05 mm; 1.44 grams; internal diameter 18.78 mm.

Condition
Very fine, with some very slight distortion to the band. Eminently wearable and easily refinished.

Literature
The 's' of 'chefest' is the 'long' variant, similar in appearance to the script 'f'. This particular motto not listed in Evans or Humphreys (although Virtue is a common element in posy ring verses).

Date
Friday 19th March 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH

Viewing from noon Monday 19th February 2018
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