Stuart gold posy ring 'Vertue passeth riches', circa 17th century.

Rings, Love Rings, Posy, Wedding Rings


Price: £6,000

€6,900 $7,800
Ref: 21026

Free Delivery Worldwide.
Local taxes and duties may apply.

There are currently 2 other people interested in this item. Why is this important?

Add to Basket    

Reserve Item      

Add to Wishlist 

  • Email    I
  • Print    

Berganza on Twitter Berganza on Facebook Berganza on Instagram Berganza on Pinterest


Stuart gold posy ring 'Vertue passeth riches'. A smoothly conforming shallow D-shape band, engraved to the interior in florid italic script '* Vertue passeth riches x', approximately 4.6mm in width, approximately 3.6g in weight. Tested yellow gold, circa 17th century.

Accompanied by documentation from the Portable Antiquities Scheme and the British Museum stating that this ring was found while metal detecting on 7th September 2014 in Bilbrough, Selby, North Yorkshire. This ring is recorded by the Portable Antiquities Scheme under reference SWYOR18E230 and disclaimed as Treasure under the Treasure Act, reference 2014T646.

Further examples of this posy with various spellings are recorded- see Evans, J., 'English Posies and Posy Rings', 1931, p105; also see British Museum object numbers 1961,1202.366 and 1961,1202.368.

Ring size guide: P

Convert Ring Sizes.

Email: | Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm | Currencies accepted: £ $
Berganza on twitter Berganza on Facebook Berganza on Instagram Berganza on Pinterest
Lapada - the association of Art and Antique DealersCinoaAiadThe National Association of JewellersGemmological Institute
Updated 20/02/2019 at 3:06PM | Latest Acquisitions | Copyright Notice | Terms & Conditions | Categories | Privacy Policy | FAQs | © Berganza Ltd 2019