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Victorian Eagle Intaglio Signet Ring FIDE AC DIFFIDE

$1,350.00

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Victorian Eagle Intaglio Signet Ring FIDE AC DIFFIDE

$1,350.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1880

A superb Victorian carnelian signet ring with heraldic intaglio crest and motto. The crest depicts an eagle's head, above a banner with the Latin FIDE AC DIFFIDE, or "Faith and Distrust" (although I'm a little unsure about the "ac"). The ring is a good size, and modelled in 18 karat gold, dating from circa 1880.

The crest and motto belongs Samual James Augustus Salter, as per the entry in Fairbairn: "Salter, Samuel James Augustus, Basingfield, Basingstoke, an eagle's head gu., Fide ac diffide." It's quite likely that this ring belonged to the man himself, who, in 1874, published a book titled "Dental Pathology and Surgery".

STONES 

Carnelian Agate

MEASUREMENTS 

Head: 15.8 x 12.6mm

Width of band: 3.3mm

WEIGHT 

5.6g

MARKS 

Stamped 18ct

CONDITION 

Very good, some general wear commensurate with age and use

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