Stuart Period Gold Posy Ring "A Friends Gift"
This is a good example of a gold posy ring, dating to the 17th century. The ring is inscribed "A frends gift" clearly indicative of its use as a token of affection and friendship. This ring doesn't have a makers marks, but from the style of script is clearly mid to late 17th century in date.
OBJECT: POSY RING
CULTURE: Stuart (King Charles II period)
DATE: c. 1650 - 1700
RING SIZE: 5 3/4 (US) L 1/4 (UK)
SIZE: 18.05mm x 2.69mm
WEIGHT: 1.4 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. Private Collection, Wiltshire.