|Post Medieval Victorian 'Memorial' Finger Ring 019278|
Post-Medieval Victorian 'Memorial' Finger Ring
Gold, 2.27 grams, 21.15 mm. Int.dia.17.02 mm. British size M½, US 6½, European 13.41. Dated 1859 AD. An engraved, inscribed memorial ring in 18ct (Birmingham hallmarked) gold by the maker A&S. Externally the hoop bears the text IN/ME/MO/RY/OF within panels of the design; internally the text has been added in italic script: 'Sarah Croft Obt.Jany.19th 1859 aged 78'. The heart-shaped bezel with rococo decoration conceals a compartment with a hinged lid. Reference: Oman, C. British Rings 800-1914. Very fine condition, pin to hinge missing. Provenance: from an old English collection.