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18th Century Gold Posy Ring "Let Virtue Be Thy Guide"

$3,000.00

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18th Century Gold Posy Ring "Let Virtue Be Thy Guide"

$3,000.00


Description

DATE: 18th Century, c.1700

A superb antique posy ring with the words "Let Virtue be thy guide" inscribed on the inner band. It's crafted in 18 karat yellow gold, and dates from around 1700.

Posy Rings (aka posie, poesy, posey) take their name from the old word Poesy, meaning a poem or poetic line, and were often exchanged as betrothal rings from the 15th to 18th centuries - each one personalised with a meaningful verse - or given as gifts or tokens of regard. Early examples typically employed Norman French, with French, Latin and English used in later times.

MEASUREMENTS 

Width of band: 2.1mm

WEIGHT 

1.1g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 18k gold

CONDITION 

Very good, wear commensurate with age

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