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Collection of German WW1 Finger Rings

Collection of German WW1 Finger Rings

$650.00


Description

DATE: WW1, c.1914/15

A collection of three German WW1 rings all in silver. The widest band is engraved “Wir Deutsche Furchten Gott Sonst nichts auf der Welt!” –  We Germans fear God, nothing else in the world – along with an Iron Cross and the year 1914; the middle ring has a black enamelled 1914/15 and an articulated black Iron Cross with W for Kaiser Wilhelm II in the centre; and the third features the words VATERLANDSDANK 1914 (Fatherland Thanks) around the outer band, very similar to an example in the Imperial War Museum collection, possibly a replacement ring exchanged for a gold wedding band donated to help fund the German war effort.

MEASUREMENTS

Widest band:   7.8mm width - ring size 8 US

1914/15 band:   11.1 x 5.8mm head - Iron Cross 5.5 x 5.5mm - ring size 5.75 US

Vaterlandsdank band:   6.3mm width - ring size 7 US

WEIGHT

9.0g total

MARKS

Test as silver

CONDITION

Very good, showing light wear commensurate with age

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