Gold posy ring 'A faithfull wife preserveth life', circa 18th century.


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Gold posy ring, 'A faithfull wife preserveth life'. The heavy D-shaped band engraved to the interior in italic script 'A faithfull wife preserveth life', traces of engraved detail to the exterior, approximately 4.1mm in width, approximately 6.5g in weight. Tested yellow gold, maker's mark 'IV', circa 18th century.

Another example of this posy can be found in the Victoria and Albert Museum, number 380-1864, see Evans, J. 'English Posies and Posy Rings' p.16.

Ring size guide: S

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