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This is an excavated Jacobean silver-gilt posy ring, dating to the early 17th century. the band is inscribed "LOVE GOD ONLIE". The style of lettering gives us a date of late Tudor - early Stuart (the period of King James). It is similar in style to another ring recorded as SOM-823925 with the same design of the band.
OBJECT: POSY RING
CULTURE: JACOBEAN (King James Ist period)
DATE: c. 1600 - 1650
RING SIZE: 6 3/4 (US) N 1/2 (UK)
SIZE: 21mm x 8mm
WEIGHT: 3.85 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex-private collection, Exeter. Ex. Saleroom.