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Large sapphire ring, said to have belonged to Mary, Queen of Scots. It has been in the Hamilton Collection since 1587. The inscription on the back of the bezel reads, in 17th-century writing, "Sent by Queen Mary of Scotland at her death". On the hoop are the words, "to John, Mar Hamilton". The 1st Marquis of Hamilton had been one of Mary's staunchest supporters. He went into exile after her defeat in 1568, but in 1585, James VI welcomed him back, praising his fidelity.
Sapphire ring of Mary, Queen of Scots Sapphire ring of Mary, Queen of ScotsThis historic ring has a fine table-cut sapphire set on a gold hoop with an inscription on the back of the bezel which reads ‘Sent by Queen Mary of Scotland at her death’. It is thought it was Anne, 3rd Duchess of Hamilton who had the inscription engraved on the ring. When she died in 1716, a list of items from her bedchamber in Hamilton Palace included ‘a fine sapphire ring left by Queen Mary to the family’
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Sapphire ring of Mary, Queen of Scots. - (celts, celtic, Scottish, history, jewelry)
Large sapphire ring, said to have belonged to Mary, Queen of Scots and has been in the Hamilton Collection apparently since 1587. The inscription on the back of the bezel reads, in 17th-century writing, Sent by Queen Mary of Scotland at her death and on the hoop are the words, to John, Mar Hamilton. The 1st Marquis of Hamilton had been one of Mary's staunchest supporters. He went into exile after her defeat in 1568, but in 1585 James VI welcomed him back, praising his fidelity.
Sapphire ring of Mary, Queen of Scots. I love the old ring box.
Antiquities - Lennoxlove House
This is the bullet which killed Admiral Horatio Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar, in 1805. Although Nelson died, the Royal Navy won the Battle, devastating the French and Spanish fleets. This ended Napoleon’s hopes of invading Britain and, 10 years later, a British Army completed the final defeat of France at the Battle of Waterloo.
Waterloo 200 » Bullet That Killed Nelson
Knuckle Duster A slightly unusual object from the museum collection this week; a knuckle-duster owned by Frederick Smith, a dentist from Chesterfield. This would have been carried by Smith as he travelled in the early 1900’s, & would have been at risk from robbery by highwaymen, so he would have kept this knuckle-duster with him for protection. Surgeon's Hall Museums
Key Object Page - Surgeons' Hall Museums, Edinburgh
Miniature brass locket with 12 albumen print portraits of Tom Thumb & Lavinia Warren (1863) (all images courtesy the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, © New York Public Library)
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A First World War soldier whose left leg was shattered during the Battle of the Somme, used part of his thigh bone to fashion a brooch for his girlfriend. Sergeant Thomas Kitching was badly wounded while serving with the 12 Battalion, Durham Light Infantry on July 7, 1916. As he recovered from his injury, Sgt Kitchen used part of his thigh bone to create the bizarre piece of jewellery for his girlfriend Lizzie Hunter.
Plymouth Rock fragment with painted inscription, 1830 In the early 1800s, tourists visiting Plymouth Rock were provided a hammer so that they could take a piece of the rock as a souvenir. By 1880, what was left of the rock was fenced off within a memorial.