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Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £180

Georgian Memento Mori Ring with Skeleton and Snake

18th century AD

A substantial silver ring with rococo scrolls to the shoulders, disc bezel with intaglio motif of a skeleton holding a flower with a serpent coiled round the lower legs, legend 'MORTI NATUS ES' (you are born to die). 11.77 grams, 25.51mm overall, 19.94mm internal diameter (approximate size British U, USA 10, Europe 22.52, Japan 21) (1"). Fine condition. A large wearable size.

Provenance
Property of a Buckinghamshire gentleman; acquired before 2000.