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LOT 0392

Estimate
GBP (£) 2,000 - 3,000
EUR (€) 2,330 - 3,500
USD ($) 2,460 - 3,680

Sold for (Inc. bp): £5,460

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'THE BROOKLAND' LATE TUDOR 'LOVE IS THE BOND OF PEACE' GOLD POSY RING
CIRCA 1600-1650 A.D.
3/4 in. (3.40 grams, 19.97 mm overall, 16.94 mm internal diameter (approximate size British L, USA 5 3/4, Europe 11.24, Japan 10)).

A late Tudor or Stuart solid gold finger ring formed as a band of bosses each with a beaded collar and smaller interstitial bosses flanking the junction with each neighbour; to the inner face, the legend engraved in a florid italic hand 'Love is the bonde of peace' with flourish on the final 'e'.

PROVENANCE:
Found while searching with a metal detector in Brookland, Folkestone and Hythe, Kent, UK, on Monday 12th July 2021.
Accompanied by a copy of the British Museum's Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) report no.KENT-2CA863.
Accompanied by a copy of a letter from the Coroner confirming that the Crown's interest in the ring under treasure reference no.2021T807 has been disclaimed.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by search certificate no 11541-195599.

LITERATURE:
See Evans, J., English Posies and Posy Rings, Oxford, 1931, p.73.

FOOTNOTES:
The legend is recorded in Evans (1931) and the ring has parallels in the PAS database.

CONDITION