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Gold posy ring, 'I have obtained whome God ordained'. A yellow gold D-shape band, the exterior engraved around the full circumference with a scrolling stylised foliate design, the interior engraved in italic script 'I have obtained whome God ordained', approximately 4.4mm in width. Tested yellow gold, approximately 4.84 grams in weight, maker's mark 'SV' within a square punchmark with crown to top, circa 1700.
See British Museum object number 1961,1202.115 for a posy with a similar maker's mark. This maker's mark is not listed in 'London Goldsmiths 1697-1837 Their Marks and Lives', Grimwade, A.G., 1976.
Variations of this posy motto are catalogued in 'English Posies and Posy Rings', Evans, J., p.52-53, however none are recorded with this exact spelling.
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