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LOT 0460

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GBP (£) 400 - 600
EUR (€) 480 - 720
USD ($) 490 - 730

Bid History: 6   |   Current bid: £94 (+bp*)

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Bid History: 6   |   Current bid: £94
POST MEDIEVAL GOLD 'MY X HART X YOU X HAVE' DECORATED POSY RING
16TH-17TH CENTURY A.D.

A gold posy ring composed of a D-section hoop with exterior divided into three circumferential bands of square cells, likely once enamelled; inscribed 'MY x HART x YOV x HAVE' in serif capitals to the interior. 5/8 in. (0.89 grams,15.07 mm overall, 13.46 mm internal diameter ( approximate size British D 1/2, USA 2, Europe 1.78, Japan 1)). [No Reserve]

PROVENANCE:
Acquired on the UK antiques market between 1974-1985.
Albert Ward collection (part 4), Essex, UK.

LITERATURE:
Cf. The Portable Antiquities Scheme, record ids. HAMP-5A6040 and SF-C57DAD, for similar rings and inscriptions.

CONDITION