Gold posy ring, 'A mitte for a milleau', 18th century.


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Gold posy ring, 'A mitte for a milleau', 18th century.

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Gold posy ring, 'A mitte for a milleau'. A half round band with the interior engraved 'A mitte for a milleau' on a smooth solid shank, approximately 2mm in width. Yellow gold, approximately 1.57 grams in weight, 18th century.

Formerly part of a private UK collection. This inscription is recorded in 'English Posies and Posy Rings' by Evans. J (1931) page 19. It is a variation on the saying 'A mite for a million', seen on a ring given by Issak Walton to the Lord Bishop of Winton, 'The complete angler, or Contemplative man's recreation', (1815) page 62.

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Gold posy ring, 'A mitte for a milleau', 18th century.
Gold posy ring, 'A mitte for a milleau'. A half round band with the interior engraved 'A mitte for a milleau' on a smooth solid shank, approximately 2mm in width. Yellow gold, approximately 1.57 grams in weight, 18th century. Formerly part of a private UK collection. This inscription is recorded in 'English Posies and Posy Rings' by Evans. J (1931) page 19. It is a variation on the saying 'A mite for a million', seen on a ring given by Issak Walton to the Lord Bishop of Winton, 'The complete angler, or Contemplative man's recreation', (1815) page 62.
18276
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Y Gold
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