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Post Medieval Military Signet Ring

Antiquities - Post Medieval


LOT 853

Estimate
GBP (£) 180 - 240
EUR (€) 200 - 270
USD ($) 250 - 340
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £518

POST MEDIEVAL MILITARY SIGNET RING

Circa 18th century. A silver signet ring with thick, plain, flat-section hoop rising to a raised rectangular bezel; on the shoulders a thistle and leaves; on the bezel a pair of arms brandishing swords flanking a cross pattee fitched and the initials PIB; on the short chamfered edges, a wreath and cross, on the long edges the words SPIRItVS and GLAdIVS in antique script. Silver, 21.5 grams, 26.3 mm. overall (Approximate sizes British T 1/2, USA 10, Europe 22.0, Japan 21).

Condition
Very fine condition, complete and wearable.

Provenance
Ex Tucker collection.

Footnotes
The thistle as a motif is long associated with Scotland. The 'Spiritus Gladius', in Ephesians 6:10-18, is the 'Word of God' and elsewhere means 'The Sword of the Spirit'. Together with the weapons, crosses and other symbols on this ring, a military connection seems very likely and it could possibly be linked to the Jacobite uprisings, culminating in the 1745 Rebellion and the Battle of Culloden.

Date
Friday 18th March 2011 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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