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18th Century Gold Posy Ring "Rather death then faulse of faythe"

$2,800.00

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18th Century Gold Posy Ring "Rather death then faulse of faythe"

$2,800.00


Description

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An exceptional early 18th Century Posy Ring with the inscription "Rather death then faulse of faythe" (rather death than false of faith). It's a powerful sentiment, given this ring will have been exchanged upon betrothal, with the message immortalised - literally set in gold. It dates from around the 1720s, crafted in 18k gold and remaining in great condition almost 300 years on.

MEASUREMENTS 

Width of band: 4.6mm

WEIGHT 

2.6g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 18k gold

CONDITION 

Very good, with fine antique patina. Evidence of an old resize to the inner band

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