Tudor silver-gilt posy ring

Tudor silver-gilt posy ring "BE TREW IN HART"

Code: 11655

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This is a nice example of a Tudor posy ring, dating to the 16th or early 17th century. The ring is inscribed "BE TRWE NI HART" misspelt for "BE TREW IN HART". A variant of this inscription is recorded by Joan Evans in the 1596 Harleian manuscript, and there are a number of versions of it in the British Museum, see AF 1213 (Dalton 1912, no. 1132). This is a  good example, intact and wearable.  

OBJECT: POSY RING

CULTURE:  Tudor

DATE: c. 1550 - 1620

MATERIAL: Silver-gilt

RING SIZE:    5 1/2  (US)     L   (UK)

SIZE: 19mm x 6mm

WEIGHT:  3.02 grams

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Gloucestershire